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Muggers in Dickson and Lyons

By 27 April 2011 9

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two aggravated robbery incidents last night (Tuesday, April 26).

Around 5.45pm two women were walking along a bike path on Challis Street, Dickson when they were approached by a man and woman who forcibly removed a jacket, backpack and shopping trolley from them. One of the victims was kicked by one of the offenders, before both offenders fled towards North Lyneham.

The first offender is described as male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 183cm (6’) tall, medium build, of Indian appearance, with dark eyes and hair. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper. The second offender is described as a solidly-built teenage woman with dark skin, wearing a hat.

In a separate incident, around 11.10pm, a 21-year-old man was approached from behind by two men while he was walking along a bike path behind Ulverstone Street, Lyons. One of the offenders demanded the victim’s wallet and mobile phone and when the victim refused, he was punched. The offenders left in the direction of Launceston Street, Lyons.

The first offender is described as muscular, 178cm (5’10”), wearing a dark hooded jumper and track pants. The second offender is described as slim, 178cm (5’10”) tall, wearing a dark hooded jumper and jeans.

Anyone who was in the Dickson or Lyons area where the incidents took place and may have seen people matching the descriptions provided or acting suspiciously are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Muggers in Dickson and Lyons
#1
You12:30 pm, 27 Apr 11

Canberra really is turning into a s***hole….

#2
gospeedygo1:09 pm, 27 Apr 11

Shopping trolley all the way out there? Isn’t that a fine?

#3
dot34:58 pm, 27 Apr 11

Aaahhh the hooded Jumper… someone should make those bloody things illegal…

You see far to many drivers and s***heads wearing them….

all just a bunch of arse clowns

#4
taninaus8:01 pm, 27 Apr 11

It’s a long way from the Challis st bike path to North Lyneham! Lyneham I can understand.

That is an incredibly busy bike path (I have to pause regularly at the pedestrian crossing!) but seems to attract a lot of trouble.

#5
Captain RAAF8:37 pm, 27 Apr 11

Vigilanteism can’t be far away….

#6
toriness8:40 pm, 27 Apr 11

gospeedygo said :

Shopping trolley all the way out there? Isn’t that a fine?

maybe the ‘muggers’ were woolworths enforcement peeps? that’ll learn those women to remove the trolley from the shopping vicinity won’t it!

#7
Ceej197311:26 pm, 27 Apr 11

Captain RAAF said :

Vigilanteism can’t be far away….

+1

#8
facet7:00 am, 28 Apr 11

Now if the victims had be two indian women the AFP would have had a real problem.

#9
Pommy bastard7:25 am, 28 Apr 11

Let’s hope these muggers are caught, taken before the courts, and sentenced to some in depth counselling, and a self awareness course, before they kill someone.

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