A teenager waiting for a bus was robbed by a man armed with a knife today.
The 16-year-old girl was waiting at a bus stop on Servetus Street in Swanbourne when a man who was also waiting at the bus stop produced a knife and demanded she hand over her handbag, police said.
"The offender ripped the bag from the victim and ran off," a police spokesperson said.
"The offender was seen getting into the passenger side of a white Toyota Hilux, registration 1EBE 081, which had previously been reported stolen from Bindoon on Monday.
"The vehicle was seen driving off in the direction of West Coast Highway."
Western Suburbs Detectives are investigating the incident as well as another robbery in Samson today, in which the same stolen Toyota Hilux was used by the offenders.
In the second robbery, a 35-year-old woman was walking along Sellenger Avenue in Samson about 10.15am when the same stolen vehicle stopped beside her.
"The offender has attempted to take the victim's handbag and a struggle ensued," police said.
"The offender pushed the victim to the ground and stole her handbag.
"The vehicle was last seen near Hamilton Hill Senior High School."
The offender is described as in his late teens to 20s, dark skinned, of skinny build, with short, dark curly hair.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the white Toyota Hilux is asked to call police immediately on 131 444.
Anyone with information on the incidents or the occupants of the stolen vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.