Charges Laid Following Assault Investigation
As a result of an ongoing investigation by Bellerive CIB, two men have been charged following a serious assault in Sorell on Sunday 21 March where a 61-year-old male received non-life-threatening injuries from a knife and metal bar, as well as allegedly having his car stolen and set on fire.
A 31-year-old West Hobart man and 27-year-old Glenorchy man were tonight charged with numerous offences that include aggravated armed robbery, aggravated burglary, stealing and unlawfully setting fire to property after a number of searches were conducted by police across the Greater Hobart area this morning.
The two men have been held in custody to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Wednesday 24 March.
A third man was charged with firearms and drug offences and was bailed to appear in court at a later date.
Police would like to thank members of the public who have already provided information.
Investigators are still appealing to members of the public who may have dashcam footage of a maroon Toyota RAV4 travelling on Tasman and Arthur Highways between Schofield Drive, Sorell and Bakers Road, Penna between 1:50pm – 2:00pm on Sunday the 21st of March or a grey Ford Falcon utility travelling on Brinktop Road from Sorell into Richmond about 2:15pm.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Bellerive CIB on 131444.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au