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Syringes used in three armed holdups


Three Perth shops including a Red Rooster outlet were robbed by a syringe-wielding bandit or bandits yesterday.

Police inspector Jeff Ellis said that at 6.27pm a man demanded money after entered the Red Rooster shop in South Perth armed with a syringe.

Inspector Ellis said the man left on foot, with an undisclosed amount of cash, toward Douglas Avenue.

Police responded to a store alarm, and nobody was injured.

The man was described as Caucasian, about 30 years old and very slim.

He wore a blue-green patterned jumper, scarf, dark glasses and a greenish cap.

In an earlier robbery, at 4.30pm, a man used a syringe to demand money from staff at Noranda Hills Nursery in Camboon Road.

After being given cash, the man fled through the carpark and along Bramwell Road.

He was described as being in his mid-30s, of slim to medium build and 180cm tall.

He wore a black T-shirt, dark brown shorts, black sunglasses and a black cap with a white symbol on its sides.

The man was carrying a red backpack.

During a third robbery – at 1.30pm in Wembley – a man threatened staff at a video shop in Cambridge Street with a blood-filled syringe and escaped with cash.

He was described as fair skinned and 183cm tall. He wore a bandanna, cap and black track pants.

Anyone with relevant information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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