Albany detectives call for information in search for two men over serious assaults in Albany CBD

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One of the suspects at a 24-hour service station.
Camera IconOne of the suspects at a 24-hour service station. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

Albany Detectives are searching for two men who they believe are responsible for two serious assaults in one night in Albany’s CBD.

About 11.30pm on Tuesday, a 28-year-old Queensland tourist was assaulted by two unknown men as he walked along Vancouver Street near Cuthbert Street.

One of the attackers hit the victim in the side of the head with a glass bottle and demanded cash.

The assault continued when the man was on the ground.

The two suspects fled on foot, leaving the victim with a cut to the back of his head and facial injuries.

The two suspects at a 24-hour service station.
Camera IconThe two suspects at a 24-hour service station.

Albany Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Noye said the Queensland man was assaulted soon after finishing the Bibbulmun Track.

“Violence of this type is never acceptable,” he said.

“For a visitor to Albany to be confronted by such a violent act to steal a minimal amount of money is terrible. They are shocking injuries suffered by the victim.”

Then, between 1am and 4am on Wednesday, it is believed the same two men assaulted a man in his 40s in a laneway on York Street.

The victim received serious facial injuries and was treated at Albany Health Campus.

Detective Acting Inspector Darryl Noye of the Great Southern Police District.
Camera IconDetective Acting Inspector Darryl Noye of the Great Southern Police District. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Police have described the two suspects as about 25 years old and 183cm tall.

They were both wearing hooded jumpers.

Detectives are calling for the public’s help to identify the suspects.

Anyone with information relating these assaults or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area at the time is urged to call Albany detectives on 9892 9340 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information can also be reported online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

People reporting information to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.

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