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Syringe-wielding bandit on the loose in Mandurah in Australia
Lucy Rickard
April 25, 2011 – 7:35AM

Police believe the same man may be responsible for a string of robberies and attempted robberies near Mandurah over the weekend.

A man fitting the same description has been reportedly arming himself with a blood-filled syringe, threatening staff at a deli, a pharmacy and a service station within a 24-hour period.

About 9am yesterday, the man entered the Seabreeze Deli in Mandurah, making threats and demands of the employee behind the counter.

A man armed with a blood-filled syringe threatened staff at a deli. Photo: WA Police.

Police said the man told the young attendant that he had AIDS before fleeing with a sum of cash.

About 2am today, a man fitting the same description threatened staff at the BP service station on Mandurah Terrace with a blood-filled syringe.

Staff refused to comply with his demands for cash, and he left empty-handed.

The man also attempted to rob the Nightingale Pharmacy in Erskine yesterday afternoon.

The man is described as being dark-skinned, early 20s, about 172cm tall with a medium build and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact

Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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