ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Carleton shops in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 12).
About 1.30pm a woman entered Shabby Attic café and homewares store on Carleton Street in Kambah armed with a knife. She approached the shop owner and demanded money. After the shop owner refused to hand over any money, the offender grabbed her and a short struggle ensued.
The shop owner managed to push the offender out of the shop and lock the door. The offender was last seen running across Boddington Circuit towards the Kambah ovals.
Detective Superintendent Brett McCann said that your personal safety should always be fully considered in incidents like this.
“There is no point putting your life in danger over any amount of cash or property,” he said.
Police believe that a number of people were walking and driving in the area at the time and may be able to assist with the investigation.
Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity yesterday afternoon around Carleton Street and Boddington Circuit, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.