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‘Pepper sprayer’ chased off with baseball bat

Police seek witnesses.


A householder sprayed with pepper spray yesterday marshalled up the gumption to chase the alleged sprayer off with a baseball bat.

Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said that about 3:10am two men allegedly entered a house on Jollup Way in the Mandurah suburb of Ravenswood armed with a screwdriver and pepper spray.

The householders were allegedly threatened and sprayed with the pepper spray.

Ms Usher said the men allegedly demanded cash.

One of the victims used a baseball bat to chase the men from the house.

The mewere last seen running on Jollup Way toward Holloway Turn.

The first man is described as olive skinned, between 180 and 185cm tall and of heavy build. He was wearing a hooded jumper and a mask.

The second man is described as dark-skinned, between 170 and 185cm tall and of skinny build. He was wearing blue or black shorts, a blue or green hoody and blue shoes.

Detectives have asked local residents to review their CCTV cameras for any vehicle or pedestrian movement between 2:00am and 4:00am.

Anyone with relevant  information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800333 000.

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