Elderly man ‘threatened with bottle in car theft bid’
Lightning-fast police have chased down a man who allegedly attempted to steal an elderly man’s car while armed with a broken bottle in Eaton this morning.
The 79-year-old was parked out the front of a store on Pratt Road around midday when an unknown man approached him.
It is alleged the man wanted to steal the victim’s car and threatened him with a smashed bottle. A struggle ensured and the man fled after spotting police.
A police car in the area at the time was waved down by members of the public. After a brief foot chase the man was apprehended by Australind police.
The victim received a minor injury to his hand.
South West detectives have charged the 30-year-old Collie man with armed robbery.
He is due to appear before the Bunbury Magistrates Court tomorrow.
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