Major Crime Squad Detectives have charged a 24 year old man with the murder of Richard Tavis HOLLOWAY on Saturday 11 May 2013. The 42 year old victim was located in his Albert Street South Perth unit, on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Regional Investigations Unit officers have charged the same man after it’s alleged he was involved in four incidents.

The first occurred at 7.42pm on 12 May when it is alleged the man entered a Japanese restaurant on Belvidere Street in Belmont. He produced a firearm, and asked for food before leaving the store empty-handed. It is further alleged he then walked across the road to a burger and kebab shop, and approached the man behind the counter. He pointed a firearm at the man, and demanded money. Grabbing some cash and the till draw, he left the shop on foot towards Keymer Street.

The third incident occurred at a supermarket on Albany Highway in Victoria Park at around 2.25pm on 16 May 2013. It is alleged the man approached the checkout operator and demanded money. Holding a firearm beneath a bag, he again demanded cash before running from the shopping centre.

The fourth incident occurred at a shopping centre in West Perth at 9am on 20 May. It is alleged the man entered a sports store first, where he made no demands before leaving the

store. He then entered another nearby sports store and attempted to buy some items, but was approached by security staff. He produced a firearm, and ran from the area emptyhanded.

The 24 year old man of no fixed address has been charged with one count each of Murder; Aggravated Armed Robbery; Attempted Aggravated Armed Robbery; Assault with Intent to

Prevent Arrest of a Person; Stealing; Breach of Protective Bail Conditions and two counts of Fraud. He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

Murdoch Detectives have charged a man after an investigation into funds being stolen from a Bibra Lake business. Detectives with the assistance of Police dogs trained to detect cash executed a search warrant on a Shelly home this morning, seizing computer equipment and documents relating to the investigation.

It will be alleged between 2011 and March 2013, the 29 year old man, who was employed in a financial management capacity at Adventure World Pty Ltd, transferred staff member’s

payroll funds to bank accounts belonging to various criminal associates. It is also alleged he used his position to pay himself in excess of $17,000 over and above his

entitlements. The total value of funds stolen is valued in excess of $100,000. The man has been charged with 49 counts of Stealing as a Servant and will appear in the

Fremantle Magistrates Court on Friday 14 June 2013.

Regional Investigations Unit detectives are seeking information regarding an armed robbery in Mindarie on Sunday 21 April 2013.

About 9pm a man entered the Video Ezy store on Bergen Way, Mindarie and walked behind the counter where two female staff members were working. There were no customers

present at the time. The offender pushed and punched the first staff member a number of times, causing her to fall to the ground. He then threatened the second staff member, claiming he had a knife, and forced her to get on the ground. He stole an amount of cash and ran from the store.

The offender is described as 20 – 30 years old, approximately 180 – 182cm tall, with tanned/dark skin, of solid build with brown hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing

kahki shorts with white material wrapped around the lower part of his legs (possibly to conceal a tattoo or other identifying feature), a dark jacket and blue hat.

Detectives from the Regional Investigations Unit are seeking the public’s assistance with their investigation into two armed robberies which they believe are linked. About 6.50pm on Monday 22 October 2012, a staff member was closing a Kingsley liquor store when he noticed a man standing outside acting suspiciously. The man covered his face with a balaclava before entering the store on Creaney Drive. He partially opened his jacket to reveal the handle of a firearm, possibly a shotgun and demanded money. The staff member complied with the man’s request and he left the store with a quantity of cash. About 10.30am on Tuesday 23 October, a man entered a fast food restaurant on Canning Highway, Palmyra. He threatened staff with a firearm and was given a sum of cash before leaving the store on foot. The man is described as fair skinned; about 173cm tall, of solid build, with blue eyes and brown facial hair that is greying. At the time of the offence he was wearing a dark jacket with a high visibility vest over the top, dark pants and black/white sneakers. He also wore a black balaclava that may have been used as a beanie.

Warwick Detectives arrested a 30 year old Mullaloo man last night, after an extensive investigation into a number of aggravated burglary and robbery offences that occurred throughout the metropolitan area.It will be alleged police intercepted the man driving a rental car on the Tonkin Highway Noranda, about 1:50am this morning. A 25 year old Craigie woman was a passenger in the vehicle. As a result of several searches relating to these incidents, police located a knife and a sawn off shotgun that they believe were used in several of these incidents. The man will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today charged with:-

  • Four counts of Aggravated Assault with Intent to Harm;
  • Three counts of Act with Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm;
  • Two counts of Aggravated Burglary with Intent;
  • One count each of Aggravated Armed Robbery, Unlawful Wounding, Unlawful
  • Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Driving Fail to Stop and No Authority to Drive.

A 25 year old Yokine man, also alleged to be involved in one of these incidents, will reappear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on 3 May 2013 charged with:-

  • Four counts of Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rob and one count of Aggravated
  • Burglary with Intent.

A 25 year old Craigie woman will be summonsed for the offences of Possess a Prohibited Drug and No Authority to Drive.

Broome Detectives are calling for the public’s assistance with their investigation into an armed robbery at the Roebuck Village Store last night.

The incident occurred about 7.15pm when two men entered the business on Sanderling Drive. One of the men was armed with a knife which he brandished while threatening the two staff

members on duty. The second man remained at the front door, holding it open. The offenders stole a quantity of cash before fleeing the store. ne of the men wore a blue hooded jumper, black jeans and white shoes. He also concealed his face with red material. Investigators would like to speak with the man pictured who they believe can assist with their inquiries.

Two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery in 2003 have now been charged over the incident almost ten years later.

It will be alleged the two men, a 26 year old Lynwood man and a 27 year old Willetton man, entered the Caltex Star Mart on High Road in Riverton just after midnight on 21 September 2003. In company with another man, the 27 year old threatened the service attendant with a knife while the 26 year old man stood near the front door. An amount of cash was handed to the man, before all three fled the scene. Both men have been charged with Aggravated Armed Robbery after they presented at Cannington Police Station overnight.

The 26 year old man will appear before the Perth Children’s Court today (he was 16 years at the time of the offence). The 27 year old, who was 18 years old at the time, will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today.

Midland Detectives have charged a 17 year old boy after an incident in Forrestfield last night, Sunday 14 April 2013.

About 8:55pm a pizza delivery driver attended at an address in Diosma Way, Forrestfield to deliver an order. It will be alleged when he exited his vehicle he was punched a number of

times before the offender stole his Ford Focus vehicle.

As the offender left the scene he reversed into a parked car, which in turn was pushed into another parked car.

The vehicle was later located abandoned in nearby Hibiscus Drive. A 17 year old boy was arrested at a nearby house.

A 17 year old boy from Gosnells has been charged with Aggravated Robbery, Steal Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly, and Driver Fail to Report After a Traffic Incident. He will appear in court at a later date.

Regional Investigations Unit officers have charged a 45 year old Morley man over a number of armed robberies carried out throughout the metropolitan area in March and April 2013.

The man was arrested by police after he was allegedly driving a vehicle involved in a pursuit overnight.

It will be alleged the man carried out stealing, aggravated armed robberies, and armed

robbery offences on various businesses, including chemists, fast food outlets and bakeries.

During a number of incidents, the man was allegedly armed with weapons including a sledgehammer.

He has been charged with 4 x Aggravated Armed Robbery, 8 x Armed Robbery, 3 x Stealing and 1 x Attempted Armed Robbery.

He will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today. Officers are also currently speaking to a 20 year old man in relation to a number of these


Regional Investigations Unit detectives are seeking information regarding three armed robberies which are possibly linked, on Sunday 31 March 2013. Just before 1pm, a man armed with a machete entered a pharmacy on Oxford Street Leederville via the back door and demanded drugs from the staff member. The staff member managed to run from the store and when he returned a few minutes later, the offender had fled. It appears nothing was stolen.

The second incident occurred around 1:15pm, when a man armed with a machete entered a pharmacy on Beaufort Street Highgate and demanded drugs. The staff member gave the man a sum of cash and he fled.

The third incident occurred about 3:25pm, when a man armed with a machete entered a pharmacy located on Wanneroo Road Joondanna.

The man demanded drugs and cash from staff and fled after being given a sum of cash. The man left the area in a white vehicle.

The offender in each incident is described as being 20 to 30 years of age, with fair skin and tanned complexion, 170 to 180cms tall, slim to medium build and unshaven. The offender was wearing dark pants and a light coloured hooded jacket.