A teenager who beat up a Perth Jindalee Retirement Community resident had been in jail days before
Outrage as her man discovered who allegedly brutally beat his grandfather while collecting for charity was released just days before the attack
- Jacob Ramos, 19, was released days before he robbed an elderly man
- Perth pensioner Christopher Hands was raising money for charity on Sunday
- Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly demanded he give them $100
- Mr Hands refused and was therefore allegedly punched and stomped on by the couple
- Ramos had robbed a vape shop while armed with a 20cm knife in August 2021
A 19-year-old who allegedly punched an elderly ‘good Samaritan’ was released days before the attack for armed robbery at a vape shop.
Perth pensioner Christopher Hands, 65, needed 27 stitches after Jacob Ramos, 19, and Lorentz James Warren, 20, allegedly beat the grandfather for refusing to hand over money from charity Sunday.
However, Ramos had only been released days before the attack after pleading guilty to robbing a vape shop while armed with a 20cm knife in August 2021.
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Perth pensioner Christopher Hands (above) needed 27 stitches after the Jindalee Retirement Community attack
Jacob Ramos (above) was charged with punching and stomping on Mr Hands’ head just days after his release for threatening a vape shop worker with a 20cm knife
Talia Atieh, 19, was working at the store counter during the robbery.
“In all honesty, I literally thought he was going to stab me. It was the last shift I did and I haven’t been back to work since,’ she said. 9News.
Ramos received a two-year pre-sentence order which allowed him to be released.
“In fact, I didn’t even stay in the courtroom until it was over,” Ms Atieh said.
“I couldn’t stay in there anymore, I needed to get out, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”
Ramos (right) was released just days before he allegedly attacked Mr Hands after he pleaded guilty to robbing a Perth vape shop while armed with a 20cm knife last August .
Talia Atieh (left) was working at the vape shop at the time of the armed robbery of Ramos (centre) and said she ‘literally thought he was going to stab me’
“I still think, what if it was one of my sons or even my grandson…it absolutely terrified me,” Mr Hands told reporters of his attack on Sunday.
Mr Hands had been going door to door in his village in Jindalee Retirement Community to raise money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Warren allegedly approached him and demanded $100.
Mr Hands (above) had been raising money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly approached and demanded he hand over $100
The Jindalee retirement community (above) where Mr Hands had raised money for the Salvation Army when he was allegedly attacked
“I just couldn’t believe what was happening,” Mr Hands said. 9News.
“I could see blood dripping from my ear onto my jacket.
“I am still shocked.”
Police were called to the village around 7:15 p.m. and caught Ramos and Warren trying to flee in a stolen vehicle.
Bodycam footage shows police arresting Ramos (above) after he allegedly tried to flee in a stolen Toyota Hilux
Bodycam footage shows officers pulling Ramos from the car.
Warren reportedly fled the scene but was grabbed by a police dog and his handler shortly afterwards.
Ramos and Warren have been charged with aggravated robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident.
Warren appeared in court via audio link on Monday from the Royal Perth Hospital, where he was being treated for a dog bite, while Ramos later attended an in-person hearing.
Both men have not applied for bail and are due to appear at Fremantle Magistrates’ Court next week.