Man charged over alleged robbery with hammer

Wage negotiations between the West Australian government and police officers have stalled and appear bound for arbitration, the union says. Picture: Stock image
Wage negotiations between the West Australian government and police officers have stalled and appear bound for arbitration, the union says. Picture: Stock image

AN accused hammer-wielding robber who allegedly threatened, assaulted and stole money from a man in Leederville is facing multiple charges.

The 32-year-old accused and the 30-year-old victim were allegedly involved in a minor traffic crash on Oxford Street on August 16 at 4.30pm.

Police said the accused drove his car into the back of the victim’s car, narrowly missing the victim.

It is alleged the accused and a passenger demanded the victim to drive to and withdraw cash at a Mt Hawthorn ATM.

Police said the victim’s knee was struck with a hammer when he handed over a lesser sum of cash and was forced by the accused to drive the pair to Glendalough Train Station.

The accused, from Cooloongup, was arrested in Rockingham on August 17 and charged with two counts of unlawful acts with intent to harm, aggravated armed robbery and detaining another with intent to gain a benefit.

He is due to appear at Perth Magistrates Court on September 10.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the identity of the other man involved in this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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