Man armed with knife robs Hamilton Hill deli in latest terrifying robbery in Perth suburbs

Terrified staff ran for their lives after a thug with a knife stormed a deli in the south of the city.

Hamilton Hill deli staff became the latest in a string of victims who have been the target of terrifying robberies in Perth in recent weeks.

The employees fled the Simms Road store around 9:20 a.m. Thursday, when the knife-armed man entered and walked behind the counter.

Once alone in the store, the man allegedly stole packs of cigarettes and then left through the back door of the sandwich shop.

Regional Investigators are calling on the public for information about the man’s identity.

Described as fair-skinned and tall, he wore a red hoodie and a black jacket with a white sleeve and a light blue sleeve. He also wore black sweatpants and black and white shoes.

Anyone who knows the individual, or has information that could assist investigators, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333,000 or at crimestopperswa.com.au.

The man is described as fair-skinned and of tall build and wearing a red hoodie and a black jacket with a white sleeve and a light blue sleeve.
Camera iconThe man is described as fair-skinned and of tall build and wearing a red hoodie and a black jacket with a white sleeve and a light blue sleeve. Credit: WA policedelivered

Thursday’s attack is the latest in a disturbing and escalating trend of recent terrifying and often violent robberies in the city.

Earlier this month, in the same suburb, 65-year-old Chris Hands was left unconscious and bleeding on the floor in his retirement home after a pair of young men demanding money attacked him.

The Salvation Army volunteer was carrying out his regular voluntary evening patrol of the Jindalee complex on June 5 — which he began after calls to install a gate and CCTV in the government-run village were ignored — when he was attacked by a couple of young men who demanded money.

He bravely tried to lure his attackers away from his neighbors by running down the driveway, but was quickly brought to the ground in a fit of punches and kicks to the head.

“I thought, ‘They won’t stand a chance, they’re all in their 70s and 80s,’ so I just ran, hoping they would follow suit and they did,” he said hours after he was out of the hospital. laid off. the next day. “And then they got stuck inside me.

“I saw blood flowing from my ear to my jacket. The next thing I knew I was on the floor.

“I tried to get up, but the more I got up, the more they would come.”

It came just days before a 31-year-old woman was brutally beaten by a stranger who broke into her Atwell home around 9am on June 14.