Rockingham Detectives have charged a 36 year old man as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred in Rockingham on Tuesday, 11 April 2017.
At about 4:30pm, a 65 year old man was walking to his vehicle which was parked in the Rockingham Shopping Centre car park. As he near his vehicle he noticed a man walking behind and towards him, WA Police say.
It is alleged the man grabbed a large gold chain the victim was wearing and attempted to pull it from his neck, choking him. The victim dropped his shopping and car keys and managed to get his hands between the chain and his throat. After a brief struggle and unable to break the chain, the man walked away. The victim received bruising to his neck but did not require medical treatment.
The 36 year old man from Byford has been charged with Attempted Aggravated Robbery and appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates Court today.
Rockingham Detectives would like to thank the public for their assistance in providing information relating to this incident.