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Teenager who beat a Perth Jindalee Retirement Community resident had been in jail days before

Outrage as discovered man who allegedly brutally beat up grandfather while raising money for charity was released just days before the attack

  • Jacob Ramos, 19, was released days before robbing older man
  • Perth retiree Christopher Hands was raising money for charity on Sunday
  • Ramos and Lorentz James Warren reportedly demanded that he give them $100
  • Mr Hands refused and was reportedly beaten and stomped by the couple
  • Ramos had robbed a vape shop in August 2021 while armed with a 20cm . knife

A 19-year-old who allegedly beat up an elderly ‘Good Samaritan’ was released from prison for armed robbery of a vape shop just days before the attack.

Perth retiree Christopher Hands, 65, needed 27 stitches after Jacob Ramos, 19, and Lorentz James Warren, 20, allegedly beat the grandfather for refusing to hand over the charity money on Sunday.

However, Ramos was only released days before the attack after pleading guilty in August 2021 to robbing a vape shop while armed with a 20cm knife.

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Perth retiree Christopher Hands (above) required 27 stitches after the attack on the Jindalee Retirement Community

Perth retiree Christopher Hands (above) required 27 stitches after the attack on the Jindalee Retirement Community

Jacob Ramos (above) has been charged with punching and punching Mr Hands' head just days after he was released for threatening a vape store employee with a 20cm knife

Jacob Ramos (above) has been charged with punching and punching Mr Hands’ head just days after he was released for threatening a vape store employee with a 20cm knife

Talia Atieh, 19, was working at the counter of the store during the theft.

“Honestly, I literally thought he was going to stab me. That’s the last shift I ever did and I haven’t been back to work since,” she said 9News

Ramos was given a two-year injunction that allowed him to be released from custody.

“Actually, I didn’t even stay in court until it was over,” Ms Atieh said.

“I couldn’t stay there any longer, I had to get out, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”

Ramos (right) was released just days before allegedly assaulting Mr Hands after pleading guilty to robbing a vape shop in Perth in August last year while armed with a 20cm knife.

Ramos (right) was released just days before allegedly assaulting Mr Hands after pleading guilty to robbing a vape shop in Perth in August last year while armed with a 20cm knife.

Talia Atieh (left) was working at the vape shop at the time of Ramos' (center) armed theft and said she

Talia Atieh (left) was working at the vape shop at the time of Ramos’ (center) armed theft and said she “literally thought he was going to stab me”

“I always think, what if it was one of my sons or even my grandson… it terrified me,” Mr. Hands told reporters about his attack on Sunday.

Mr. Hands knocked on the door of his village at the Jindalee Retirement Community to raise money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Warren allegedly approached him and demanded $100.

Mr Hands (above) was raising money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly approached him and demanded that he hand over $100

Mr Hands (above) was raising money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly approached him and demanded that he hand over $100

The Jindalee retirement community (above) where Mr Hands was raising money for the Salvation Army when he was allegedly attacked

The Jindalee retirement community (above) where Mr Hands was raising money for the Salvation Army when he was allegedly attacked

“I just couldn’t believe what was happening,” Mr Hands said 9News

“I saw blood pouring from my ear onto my jacket.

“I’m still in shock.”

Police were called to the village at about 7:15 p.m. and caught Ramos and Warren reportedly 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 police arresting Ramos (above) after he allegedly tried to flee in a stolen Toyota Hilux

Bodycam images show how the police pull Ramos out of the car.

Warren is said to have run away from the scene, but was caught a short time later by a police dog and handler.

Ramos and Warren were charged with violent theft and stealing of a motor vehicle in connection with the incident.

Warren appeared in court on Monday via an audio link from the Royal Perth Hospital, where he was being treated for a dog bite, while Ramos later went to trial in person.

Both men have not filed for bail and are due to appear before the Fremantle Magistrates Court next week.

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