Crime and Court

7Eleven hold-up: Man charged with several offences

A 20-year-old homeless man will face a string of charges in court over several robberies in Mandurah, including an alleged armed hold-up at 7Eleven on Thursday.

The man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count each of attempted armed robbery and robbery.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on March 8, 2019.

At 4.45pm on February 18, the first alleged robbery took place at a Silver Sands store.

It will be alleged the man took several items from the shelves and conceal them in his clothing.

A staff member attempted to restrain the man, however, he was able to break free.

The second incident allegedly took place at 10:10pm on February 27, when the man entered a fast food outlet along Pinjarra Road and intimated staff by stating he was armed with a firearm.

The man allegedly demanded money but left empty-handed.

About a week later on 3:30pm on March 8, he entered a Pinjarra Road retail store on Pinjarra Road in Greenfields.

The man selected two vacuum cleaners and he allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.

Upon being confronted by staff, the man produced a knife to warn them off and left the store.

The last incident allegedly occurred at 12:15pm on March 7 at Mandurah 7Eleven.

The man entered the service station and allegedly produced a knife to demand cash from a staff member.

The staff member complied with the demand and he left the store with an amount of cash.

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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