A 30-year-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged chilling knife threat outside of Margaret River yesterday morning.
Amid a warning about a man seen hitchhiking to Nannup, Busselton Detectives confirmed they had laid multiple charges against a man taken into custody near Rosa Glen on Monday afternoon.
Detectives would allege the 30-year-old man flagged down a passing motorist on Mowen Road at about 10am after his own car broke down in thick bush on the route to Nannup.
After the 60-year-old driver stopped, it would be alleged the hitchhiker led the good Samaritan into the bush and threatened him with a knife as he tried to steal the man’s car.
The driver of the car sustained minor injuries in the incident and the alleged offender escaped on foot.
The 30-year-old man was later located at his vehicle in bushland and taken into custody.
He was charged with one count of attempted aggravated armed robbery and one count of possessing a prohibited drug.
He was set to appear in Bunbury Magistrate’s Court this afternoon.
The incident sparked alarm in Margaret River during a busy Monday public holiday after police yesterday warned anyone against picking up a hitchhiker linked to a knife incident earlier in the day.