ACT Policing has arrested two men after an incident this afternoon (Friday, August 7) in which a shoplifter allegedly produced a knife in an attempt to avoid apprehension.
The incident occurred around 3.15pm today when a store security guard attempted to stop and question two alleged shoplifters at a Woden Plaza store.
Some property was recovered, then one offender allegedly produced a knife and both men ran from the Plaza toward the Woden Bus Interchange.
Police responded and began an immediate search of the area, locating a male answering to a description provided. A 32-year-old Holder man was taken into custody on one of the interchange platforms, a knife and a replica firearm was seized during the arrest, and he is currently being questioned by police.
A 30-year-old man from Latham was apprehended about half an hour later inside the Plaza. Police interviews and investigations are ongoing.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed these incidents and can provide details which would assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.