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Charges after woman, 64, has nose broken
Charges after woman, 64, has nose broken

A 21-year-old Australind man allegedly broke a 64-year-old woman’s nose yesterday then broke several bones crashing the car he stole from her house.

The man has been charged with an alleged crime spree which ended when he rolled the car on Old Coast Road.

Police will allege that earlier yesterday, the 21-year-old stole a heavy lever from an excavator parked outside a Parmelia Street home.

A police spokesman said the man then travelled to a property on Old Coast Road about 5pm, where the 64-year-old and a 63-year-old female friend were standing in the car port.

He allegedly forced the women inside the home, threatened them with the heavy lever, demanded the keys to their vehicle then assaulted the 64-year-old, breaking her nose.

A short time later, he was allegedly seen driving the stolen car recklessly along Old Coast Road.

The police spokesman said the 21-year-old was thrown from the vehicle when he rolled it near the intersection of Paris Road.

St John Ambulance paramedics transferred the man to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries.

He has been charged with aggravated armed robbery, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm, stealing a motor vehicle and reckless driving.

He is due to appear in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today via video link from his hospital bed.

The West Australian

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