Crime Wrap | Brutal assault on elderly man, two die in fiery...

Crime Wrap | Brutal assault on elderly man, two die in fiery crash, and men stabbed over fake iPhone

The 84-year-old victim showing his injuries to police.

Thugs bash 84-year-old man

Cannington detectives have charged a 28-year-old Beckenham man following a series of assaults in Cannington on Tuesday.

It will be alleged that about 10:35am, the accused was on a Transperth bus, when he began harassing a 53-year-old woman and her 23-year-old daughter.

The accused spat on the 53-year-old and when the pair exited the bus, the accused kicked the 23-year-old to her lower back.

An 84-year-old man exchanged words with the accused and in response, the accused assaulted him, resulting in serious facial injuries.

Finally, the accused exited the bus and assaulted a PTA officer, before being detained by PTA staff, and taken into custody by police.

The man has been charged with: two counts of common assault; one count of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm; and one count of assaulting a public officer.

He was due to appear in Armadale Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Two men killed in Gosnells

Officers from the Major Crash Investigation Section are seeking information about a fatal crash that Killed two men in their 20s in Gosnells last Sunday.

About 2.10am, a red Mazda CX-7 SUV, was travelling north along Tonkin Highway, when at the next Albany Highway off-ramp, the vehicle left the road and hit a tree before catching fire.

The driver and passenger died at the scene.

Police are urging anyone with any information relating to this crash, or who saw the Red Mazda SUV travelling in the area prior to the crash, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this crash can be uploaded directly to investigators via this link:

If you or anyone you know has been affected by a road crash, contact Road Trauma Support WA on 1300 004 814.

Men stabbed after transaction goes wrong

Armadale Detectives have charged a 21-year-old Beckenham man in relation to an incident that occurred last Sunday.

It will be alleged, about 10pm, two groups arranged to meet in a laneway near Berry Court Maddington in relation to an earlier transaction where a fake iPhone was sold by the accused.

Upon arrival, the two parties became involved in a verbal altercation which eventually turned physical.

During this time, it will be alleged the accused stabbed two men, aged 28 and 39, before fleeing the area.

They were taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Following inquiries, the 21-year-old man was arrested on Monday night and charged with two counts of unlawful wounding and one count of gains benefit by fraud.

He is due to appear in the Armadale Magistrates Court on February 21.

Detectives urge people using online marketplaces to consider their personal safety when arranging to meet a prospective buyer/seller in person.

Buyers/sellers should consider meeting in a public place; preferably one where there are good quality CCTV cameras, and where possible take a second person with them.

People should always put their own safety first and call police on 131 444 to seek assistance.

Recent seizures of fake iPhones indicates there are some convincing fake products being sold in WA, and buyers are encouraged to check that a phone works before paying for it, and to consider why a product that would normally carry a premium price is advertised at such marked down prices.