Residents barricaded in shop in terrifying Perth attack
Residents in the St James area were left traumatised overnight after a group of people allegedly pelted rocks from cars and threatened staff at a shopping strip.
City of Canning mayor Patrick Hall, who is a former police officer, was called to help residents, while waiting for police to arrive.
“A number of residents were pretty much barricaded inside the IGA,” he told Oliver Peterson.
“There was a bloke outside going quite crazy, there was some threats to kill people, a brick had been thrown through a passing car.
“People were quite terrified.”
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Judy Potter was one of the local residents forced to barricade herself inside the IGA, and told Millsy crime continues to escalate in the area.
“I am tired of living in fear, and being intimidated, and being robbed, we just can’t take it anymore.”
Police have been contacted for comment.
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