An Uber Eats driver has been bashed and had his vehicle stolen during a violent carjacking carried out by three juveniles — the youngest just 13 — in Perth’s north, police claim.
Authorities allege the assault was the start of a rampage that ended more than 420 kilometres away in WA’s Great Southern region and involved the theft of another car and a police pursuit.
The three teens, aged 13, 14 and 17, are alleged to have set upon the delivery driver Sunday night after approaching his Toyota Corolla which was parked at a McDonald’s on Scarborough Beach Rd in Innaloo about 8pm.
Watch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >>
The victim, 33, was left with a broken nose after being punched “several times” and being ripped from the driver’s seat.
He tried to fight back but was overwhelmed. He was able to get himself to a hospital for treatment once the ordeal was over, but his car had been stolen.
Why Queensland councillor intends to plead not guilty to murder charge
Woman ‘drink-driving, speeding’ with child in her car
The vehicle was later found abandoned on Forrest Street in Boddington, 140 kilometres from where it was brutally taken.
Police say the car was dumped in favour of a Holden Colorado allegedly stolen from a nearby address.
Police launched a pursuit after spotting the Colorado on Albany Hwy in Kojanup, a further 150 kilometres from where it was nabbed, about 9am Monday.
An Uber Eats driver suffered a broken nose after being bashed outside Innaloo McDonald’s in Perth’s north. Credit: 7NEWS
Rather than stop, authorities allege the driver fled and officers pulled the pin on the chase shortly after.
Like the Toyota, the Colorado was also ditched, this time on Brady Cnr in the Albany suburb of McKail, hundreds of kilometres from Perth.
Rapid Apprehension Squad detectives visited a home on the street before arresting and charging three juvenile males.
A 17-year-old from Maylands is facing 10 assault and driving charges.
A 13-year-old from Gosnells and a 14-year-old Landsdale boy were each slapped with five charges including burglary, assault and stealing.
The boys are due to appear in Perth’s Children’s Court in the coming weeks.
The brutal text message sent to 400 workers telling them they’d been sacked
Outbreak fears after tuberculosis case at childcare centre
If you’d like to view this content, please adjust your Cookie Settings.