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Bull Creek, Perth: Father fatally stabbed after trying to stop teen from stealing bike

Good Samaritan father is stabbed to death while trying to stop a teenager from stealing a bicycle in an affluent suburb

  • Perth father fatally stabbed after stopping to stop teen stealing bike
  • The 42-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and rushed to Royal Perth Hospital.
  • He remained in intensive care for eight hours on Sunday before dying of his injuries.
  • Teenager believed responsible remains at large as Perth community shocked

A Perth father has been fatally stabbed after he tried to stop a teenager from stealing a bicycle on a suburban road.

The 42-year-old man stopped to help after the young man tried to escape with a bicycle in Bull Creek, in the south of the city, shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Good Samaritan was stabbed in the stomach by the knife-wielding teenager and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital, where he sadly died of his injuries.

The 42-year-old man stopped to help after the young man tried to escape with a bicycle in Bull Creek, in the south of the city, shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday (in the photo, police speak with witnesses)

The 42-year-old man stopped to help after the young man tried to escape with a bicycle in Bull Creek, in the south of the city, shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday (in the photo, police speak with witnesses)

The man intervened after the teen pushed a child off his bike while out riding with three of his friends (pictured two bikes at the scene Sunday)

The man intervened after the teen pushed a child off his bike while out riding with three of his friends (pictured two bikes at the scene Sunday)

The man intervened after the teenager pushed a child from his bike while out riding with three of his friends.

The group will now serve as witnesses to police as they continue to search for the teenager they believe responsible for the 42-year-old man’s death.

Witness Diya Shivlani said 9News that she was shocked that someone could get stabbed by something as simple as a bicycle.

“We see across the street that there is a person lying on the ground bleeding, they were holding an ice pack over this person and they were screaming in pain,” he said.

Investigators are requesting information on the teenager believed to be responsible, who was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and face mask (in photo, police speak with witnesses)

Investigators are requesting information on the teenager believed to be responsible, who was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and face mask (in photo, police speak with witnesses)

I am absolutely shocked. It’s ridiculous that it happened in daylight on a bike, is it worth stabbing someone for a bike?

Perth’s father was rushed to hospital in critical condition and remained in the intensive care unit for seven hours before dying of his injuries.

His family is understood to have spent most of Sunday at his side.

Investigators are requesting information on the teen believed to be responsible, who was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and face mask.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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