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Hitchhiker injures driver in Roleystone
Hitchhiker injures driver in Roleystone

A man was injured after stopping to pick up a hitchhiker in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs last night.

The man was driving a green Toyota Celica coupe south along Tonkin Highway near Abernethy Road about 7pm when he stopped to offer a lift to the male hitchhiker.

As they approached Canning Mills Road in Roleystone the hitchhiker produced a gun and assaulted the driver before stealing his wallet and mobile phone.

The victim, a 22-year-old man from Maddington, suffered minor injuries and was treated at Armadale Kelmscott Hospital.

The offender is about 50 to 60 years of age and has short brown hair.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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