Police probe attempted robbery

David SalvaireSound Telegraph

Rockingham Detectives are appealing for information after a 57-year-old woman was allegedly threatened at knifepoint yesterday.

Police say the woman was walking from Rockingham Train Station along a footpath that runs parallel between Milina Street and the train line at about 1pm, when she was approached from behind by a man.

He was allegedly armed with a knife and demanded money.

A woman witnessing the incident told the man to leave the alleged victim alone.

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She offered the man a cigarette, which he took before leaving on foot, heading back towards a nearby footbridge.

The man is described as being about 20 years old, 167-175cm tall, dark skinned, skinny build, with curly black hair and brown eyes.

He was wearing a red and white cap, a red and white striped singlet with a light-coloured top underneath.

Police say the man’s face was covered.

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

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