ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery near Hindmarsh Drive, in Phillip last night (Wednesday, January 16).
Around 7pm a couple from Lyons went for a walk to the Chifley shops with their 10-month old child in a pram.
As they walked from beneath the pedestrian underpass on Hindmarsh Drive, they were approached from behind by a boy who held a rock in his hand, menaced the couple with the rock, and demanded money from the couple.
The boy then struck the 34-year-old male victim on the face with the rock, and threatened the woman and her child. The victim then surrendered a small sum of cash, and the offender fled back into the underpass in the direction of Lyons.
The offender was described as being fair-skinned, thin build, 165¬—168cm (5’5” to 5’6”) tall and wearing a T-shirt and shorts.
A short time later, police located a 14-year-old boy whose appearance was similar to the description provided. The boy was questioned, details were taken, and he was released into the care of a responsible adult pending further police enquiries.
Police investigations into the incident are ongoing and any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.