Teen assaulted, robbed at Karratha oval

Staff reporterPilbara News
Police are seeking witnesses to an assault and robbery on Millars Well Oval at 9pm on Saturday, June 16.
Camera IconPolice are seeking witnesses to an assault and robbery on Millars Well Oval at 9pm on Saturday, June 16. Credit: The West Australian, Simon Santi

West Pilbara detectives are seeking witnesses to an incident in which a man was assaulted and robbed of his bike in Millars Well, Karratha last weekend.

The 18-year-old victim was with friends on Millars Well Football Oval off Teesdale Place, on the north-east side near the pavilion, at about 9pm on Saturday, June 16 when they were approached by two unknown men on bikes.

In an altercation that broke out shortly after the two groups struck up a conversation, the men assaulted the victim with a small butane lighter and punched him to the head and face.

The 18-year-old received minor injuries in the attack.

One of the offenders then stole the victim’s bike — a red Specialized mountain bike worth about $1700 — and rode off towards Millars Well Primary School.

One of the alleged offenders was described as being of a thin build, about 160cm tall and dark skinned, with a light stubble beard and short curly hair. He was reportedly wearing a red T-shirt and long black pants.

The other man is described as having a medium build and about 165cm tall, clean shaven and dark-skinned. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, a black sleeveless jumper and black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

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