Crime hits more businesses

Narrogin Observer
Forensic officers from Albany attended both scenes.
Camera IconForensic officers from Albany attended both scenes. Credit: Michael Traill.

A crime wave plaguing Narrogin deepened last week, with at least another six business broken into in a matter of days, including Centrelink’s Clayton Road office.

A 19-year-old Narrogin man has been remanded in custody, charged with armed robbery, criminal damage or destruction of property, and burglary and commit.

It will be alleged the man broke into a Federal Street business sometime between 6:30am and 6:50am last Thursday, searching through the business before leaving on foot empty-handed.

The man then allegedly held up the Shell service station on Egerton Street about 6:50am that same morning, using a rock to threaten staff and demanding the station’s cash register be opened.

Cash and a packet of cigarettes were allegedly stolen.

Forensic officers from Albany attended both scenes.

Police were allegedly able to identify the man that morning as a result of high-quality CCTV footage, arresting him about 10:50am at a Fox Street residence.

The man was transported to Perth early Friday morning before facing Perth Magistrate’s Court.

He is expected to face court again in June.

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