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


Outrage as its discovered man who allegedly brutally bashed grandfather as he collected for charity was released from custody only days before the attack

  • Jacob Ramos, 19, was released from custody days before robbing elderly man
  • Perth retiree Christopher Hands was collecting money for charity on Sunday
  • Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly demanded he give them $100
  • Mr Hands refused and so was allegedly punched and stomped on by the pair
  • Ramos had robbed a vape store while armed with a 20cm knife in August 2021 

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

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 charity money on Sunday.

However Ramos had only been released from custody just days before the attack after pleading guilty to robbing a vape store while armed with a 20cm knife in August 2021.

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Perth retiree Christopher Hands (above) needed 27 stitches after the attack at the Jindalee Retirement Community

Perth retiree Christopher Hands (above) needed 27 stitches after the attack at the Jindalee Retirement Community

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

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

Talia Atieh, 19, had been working the store’s counter during the theft.

‘In all honesty, 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 ever since,’ she told 9News.

Ramos was handed a two-year pre-sentence order which allowed him to be released from custody.

‘I actually didn’t even stay in the courtroom until it finished,’ Ms Atieh said. 

‘I couldn’t stay in there any longer, I needed to get out, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.’ 

Ramos (right) was released from custody just days before he allegedly attacking Mr Hands after he pleaded guilty to robbing a Perth vape store while armed with a 20cm knife last August

Ramos (right) was released from custody just days before he allegedly attacking Mr Hands after he pleaded guilty to robbing a Perth vape store while armed with a 20cm knife last August

Talia Atieh (left) was working the vape store at the time of Ramos's (centre) armed theft and said she 'literally thought he was going to stab me'

Talia Atieh (left) was working the vape store at the time of Ramos’s (centre) 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 completely,’ Mr Hands told reporters about his attack on Sunday.  

Mr Hands had been door knocking around his village at Jindalee Retirement Community to collect money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Warren allegedly approached him and demanded $100.

Mr Hands (above) had been collecting money for the Salvation Army when Ramos and Lorentz James Warren allegedly approached and demanded he hand over $100

Mr Hands (above) had been collecting 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 been collecting money for the Salvation Army when he was allegedly attacked

The Jindalee Retirement Community (above) where Mr Hands had been collecting money for the Salvation Army when he was allegedly attacked

‘I just couldn’t believe what was taking place,’ Mr Hands told 9News.

‘I could see blood streaming down from my ear onto my jacket.

‘I’m still in shock.’

Police were called to the village at about 7.15pm and caught Ramos and Warren allegedly 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 footage shows police pulling Ramos from the car.

Warren allegedly ran from the scene but was caught by a police dog and handler a short time later. 

Ramos and Warren were charged with aggravated robbery and stealing a motor vehicle in relation to the incident. 

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

Both men did not apply for bail and are due to appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court next week.

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