Six people charged re Naval Base incident

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Rockingham Detectives have charged six people as a result of their extensive and comprehensive investigation into an assault and stealing incident that occurred in Naval Base during the early hours of Sunday, 13 May 2018.

Around 6:30pm, a group of teenage males aged between 15 and 18 years set up camp on Horse Beach to spend the night fishing. Sometime after midnight, it is alleged the group of six men walked into the camp site and threatened the teenagers, demanding their fishing rods.

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 belonging to the victims.

All six offenders have each been charged with eight counts of Aggravated Armed Robberies and one count of Unlawful Wounding.

A 20-year-old man from Safety Bay and a 21-year-old man from Warnbro are next due to appear before the Stirling Gardens Magistrate Court on 14 November 2018.

A 17-year-old man from Wannanup is due to appear before the Rockingham Children’s Court on 21 November 2018.

Two 20-year-old men from Orelia and Secret Harbour, and a 21-year-old man from Rockingham, are next due to appear before the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on 21 November 2018.