Men charged after alleged Cooloongup tavern armed robbery and pursuit

Two men have appeared in court and one is due to appear following an attempted armed robbery at Nags Head Tavern in Cooloongup, on Monday night.

Photo: File image.

Photo: File image.

Regional Investigations Unit Detectives allege two men entered the Ennis Avenue tavern about 10pm, armed with a handgun and a hammer.

The men threatened staff members demanding cash and to be taken into the back office.

A staff member alerted police, while other workers tackled the men, disarming and detaining them until authorities arrived.

A WA Police spokesman said a white Mercedes fled the scene when police arrived.

The driver lost control at a round-about on Secret Harbour Boulevard before crashing into a fence and tree.

Police allege two men entered the Nags Head Tavern armed with a handgun and a hammer.

He ran from the vehicle but was arrested a short distance away.

Huntingdale man Colin Brian Kelly appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday charged with 37 offences, occurring between August 22 and October 8.

He has not yet entered a plea to the charges and is due to reappear on October 17, in the same court. 

The 41-year-old’s charges include aggravated home burglary and commit, stealing a motor vehicle, common assault and having no authority to drive.

The alleged offences were in a number of locations, including Carramar, Wattle Grove, Lathlain, Darch, Thornlie, Nedlands, Marmion, Como, Atwell, Leeming and Jandakot.  

Orelia man Brett Anthony Thompson appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with 30 offences.

Thompson has not entered a plea and is due to reappear on October 17.

A 30-year-old Kenwick man was charged with 28 offences and was due to appear in court on Wednesday.

His name cannot be used because he had not appeared before the time of print.