A sign posted near the site of a shooting is seen in the Bronx borough of New York
A sign posted near the site of a shooting is seen in the Bronx borough of New York January 6, 2015. Two New York City plainclothes policemen were shot and wounded while responding to an armed robbery on Monday night, officials said. Unlike the attack two weeks ago in which two uniformed policemen were shot dead as they sat in their patrol car, police said there were no signs the two officers shot on Monday had been specifically targeted. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man took property and cash from a Fremantle pub in a dramatic armed robbery. The man was arrested while trying to run away.

The man wore a balaclava and was armed with a meat cleaver when he entered the Flying Angel Club in Queen Victoria Street at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. He robbed the pub and then carjacked a driver. He unsuccessfully tried stealing a Hiace van at a nearby intersection. Perth Now reports that the man threatened a Mazda 3 sedan driver with the cleaver and stole the car. He ran away along Canning Highway where he crashed into the back of another Mazda 3. He tried stealing the other Mazda 3 as well. The owner of the car and bystanders tried stopping him while the owner was slightly injured in the brawl.

Thereafter, the man tried stealing a Subaru Forester across the road. The owner and one bystander stopped him there as well. He tried running away by jumping several fences but got arrested shortly. The 34-year-old Waikiki man has been charged with attempted armed robbery, armed robbery, attempted robbery, reckless driving dangerous to the public or any person, attempted aggravated armed robbery, steal motor vehicle and drive recklessly, no authority to drive.

The Flying Angel Club offers transport, accommodation and a place to relax for international seafarers. "We provide accommodation and meals for crews in transit or sick and injured seafarers requiring pastoral care and attention," according to its official website, "Transport between dental, medical and hospital requirements is another integral part of the nautical community." It asks seafarers to make it their port of call. The Mission has sought to help seafarers in all kinds of practical ways over the years. The website also says that the Centre and its staff offer a warm and friendly welcome to visiting seafarers. Its facilities include internet connection, reading materials, television, telephones, and games. Facilities also include transport services for seafarers to the inner and outer Harbour, 12 times a day every day of the year, airport medical transfer, vehicle escort.

The man, who has been refused bail, is going to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on Jan. 8.

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