A Perth teenager accused of stealing a boy’s bike and then murdering the Good Samaritan who was trying to intervene has appeared in court supported by his parents.
Petr Levkovskiy, 42, died Sunday night after being stabbed in the stomach on Camm Avenue in Bull Creek around 10:20 a.m., allegedly by the 15-year-old boy.
The teenager, who is a promising junior baseball player, appeared in Perth Children’s Court on Tuesday morning charged with murder and robbery.
During the hearing, details of the charges, including the name of the boy whose bike he allegedly stole, and its value, $500, were read aloud.
The teenager remains in custody and will appear before the presiding juvenile court later today for a bail hearing.
WA Police Major Detective Superintendent Leo Ricciardi said Levkovskiy had come out of his home to investigate a commotion when he saw a group of young boys distressed by the theft of one of their bikes by a passing.
“[Levkovskiy] offered to help and collect the push bike,” he said.
“He was driving around the area with his wife, shortly after he thought he spotted the stroller and a man driving it, so he approached the man and confronted him. An altercation ensued. took place and the 42-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach.
“You don’t expect something like this to happen when you’re just trying to help young kids who have had their bikes stolen.