A 30-year-old Perth man accused of stabbing a motorist while hitchhiking near Margaret River has been released on bail. Patrich John Barba Baula appeared in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, charged with attempted aggravated armed robbery and cannabis possession. During the hearing, in which Mr Baula appeared as an arrest in custody, a bail application was made on his behalf for Mr Barba to stay with family. It was alleged Mr Baula was hitchhiking along Mowen Road in Margaret River on September 26 when he flagged down a vehicle after his own vehicle had broken down. After the 60-year-old man stopped and offered to provide a lift to Mr Baula, he allegedly led the driver to bushland where he threatened the alleged victim with a knife and attempted to steal his vehicle. It was further alleged Mr Baula ultimately left the area on foot, with the alleged victim sustaining minor injuries in the alleged altercation. Mr Baula’s arrest came nearly three weeks after Cannington police posted a missing persons notice online. The bail application was ultimately granted with an order to report to a medical or mental health practitioner within 24 hours of his release, along with a protective condition barring Mr Baula from contacting the victim or approaching within 20m of him and regular reporting to Australind Police Station. He will reappear in court next month.