ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to identify a female offender who attempted to rob two south-side businesses last night (July 18).
About 6.10pm the female entered the 5 Star supermarket in Kambah and threatened the male attendant with a weapon, passing him a note which demanded money. She left a short time later with nothing after the attendant challenged her, and was last seen running up Mannheim Street toward Sulwood Drive.
The same female then entered the Shell Service Station on Strangways Street in Curtin about 6.55pm, again passing a note demanding money, and again making off with nothing after she walked outside and was locked-out of the store. This time she was brandishing a knife. She was last seen running towards Carruthers Street.
Neither of the store attendants were injured during the incident, and ACT Policing is reminding people who are threatened with a weapon not to confront the offender. Attention should instead be paid to obtaining a thorough description of their appearance, clothing and mannerisms to assist police in their identification.
The female is described as about 15-18 years old, 5’2” in height and of slim build with blue eyes. She was wearing a brown and grey patterned jacket with a furry, brown hood lining, black jeans and white sneakers, and was carrying a green bag.
Anyone who thinks they may know this female or who may have seen someone matching this description last night is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.