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Police hunt man who used axe in violent Rockingham robbery

Rockingham detectives are searching for a man who pulled out an axe during a robbery on Monday.

About 4:00pm, it’s believed a man attempted to leave a store on Council Avenue without paying for a trolley of products.

When staff confronted the man it’s alleged he produced a small axe from his shorts and swung it at the shop attendants.

The man is described as fair skinned, aged in his early 30s, is a slim build, about 170cm tall and has dark blond hair.

He was last seen running west through the Read Street underpass, wearing a red t-shirt and dark shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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