Carey Park armed robber Craig Lawrence Lang sentenced to four years, nine months in jail

Carey Park resident Craig Lawrence Lange has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after he committed a series of armed robberies in Bunbury in May. 

Lange, 43, and a co-accused from Harvey committed three armed robberies on Saturday, May 17. 

The men arrived at the Parks Centre Shopping Centre in Carey Park about 12.45pm where they demanded money from an 80 year old woman who was using a nearby ATM. 

During the incident, Lange showed the woman that he was armed with a loaded sawn-off rifle.   

He was given $50 cash before both left the area. 

The men then travelled to an ATM on Sandridge Road in East Bunbury with Lange approaching an 81 year old woman who was using the ATM. 

He demanded money from the victim while showing her that he was armed. 

The victim refused to give him money and the two men departed the area. 

At 1.25pm, the two men travelled to a liquor store on Old Coast Road in Eaton. 

Lange entered the store, approached the counter and demanded money from the female attendant while showing the firearm. 

He was given $750 cash before he left the store with both men then driving away from the area. 

A short time later, police responding to these incidents, saw the vehicle travelling along the Australind Bypass. 

In an attempt to flee into bushland, the vehicle lost control and flipped, coming to rest on its roof. 

The two were apprehended at the scene and a firearm and cash was seized from the vehicle.

In the Perth Supreme Court on Tuesday, Lange was sentenced to four years and nine months prison by Justice Stephen Hall. 

He will be eligible for parole. 

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