Wannanup teenager charged after aggravated armed robbery

A 17-year-old Wannanup boy has been arrested and charged with aggravated armed robbery after a group of teenagers were threatened while camping at Naval Base.
A 17-year-old Wannanup boy has been arrested and charged with aggravated armed robbery after a group of teenagers were threatened while camping at Naval Base.

A 17-year-old Wannanup boy has been arrested and charged with aggravated armed robbery after a group of teenagers were threatened while camping at Naval Base.

Rockingham Detectives have charged six people after an assault and stealing incident that occurred in Naval Base during the early hours of Sunday, May 13.

Police say about 6:30pm, a group of teenage males aged between 15 and 18 set-up camp on Horse Beach to spend the night fishing.

Sometime after midnight, it is alleged a group of six men walked into the camp site and threatened the teenagers, demanding their fishing rods.

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It is alleged one of the men struck an 18-year-old victim to the head causing a laceration that required two staples to close. It is further alleged another man threatened another 18-year-old-victim with a knife.

The men allegedly forced the victims to lie on the ground whilst they searched through their bags, before walking away with the fishing rods and other personal property.

All six offenders have been charged with eight counts of aggravated armed robbery and one count of unlawful wounding.

A 17-year-old from Wannanup is due to appear before the Rockingham Children’s Court on November 21.

A 20-year-old Safety Bay man and a 21-year-old Warnbro man are due to appear before the Stirling Gardens Magistrate Court on November 14.

Two 20-year-old men from Orelia and Secret Harbour, and a 21-year-old Rockingham man, are due to appear before the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 21.