A 32-year-old man will face Perth Magistrates Court today over a spate of armed hold-ups in the Balcatta area in the last two days.
The Osborne Park man has been charged with three counts of aggravated armed robbery and one count of attempted aggravated armed robbery.
Police allege he entered the Northlands Tavern bottle shop in Balcatta about 8.30pm on Sunday, armed with a knife and what staff members thought was a firearm.
He demanded cash then fled the Amelia Street premises in a red Mitsubishi Pajero.
Then about 4.40am yesterday, he allegedly held-up the BP service station on the corner of Main and Royal streets, Osborne Park.
The man allegedly threatened staff with an electric cattle prod then left the store with cash.
Just over two hours later, police allege he entered the Caltex service station on Wanneroo Road, Balcatta, armed with the cattle prod. He allegedly threatened staff and fled with cash.
Finally, the man unsuccessfully tried to hold-up the Better Choice service station on Wanneroo Road, Tuart Hill.
The staff member refused the man's demands for cash and he allegedly fled the area in a red Mitsubishi Pajero about 7.30am.
Not long after the attempted armed robbery, the police dog squad spotted a red Pajero parked outside a set of empty units.
Officers searched the units and allegedly found the accused hiding in a roof space.Police will allege he was responsible for all four offences.
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