ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three separate south-side incidents that police believe are related and which occurred overnight.
Around 11pm last night (Monday December 6), two brothers, aged 21 and 20 respectively, were at the Weston Creek skate park when they were approached by five males. The males drove into the carpark in a dark coloured sedan, a dark coloured Holden ute and a third vehicle. One of the offenders produced a weapon and assaulted the 21-year-old man by striking him on the side of his neck. The victim’s car was also broken into and property stolen. The man is currently in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Around 1am this morning (Tuesday December 7), two 17-year-old males were assaulted as they sat on the footbridge over Erindale Drive in Erindale. Up to five males approached the victims and began a conversation with them before two of the offenders produced a metal pole and a weapon, striking both victims. The offenders fled with the victims’ wallets and a mobile phone. Both victims required medical attention however have since been discharged from hospital.
Around 2am an 18-year-old female and her 18-year-old boyfriend had just arrived at the Red Hill Lookout when two vehicles tried to box them in. Several males got out of one of the vehicles, a dark coloured Holden Commodore, and began to approach the victims. The 18-year-old male driver was able to accelerate away however was followed from Red Hill to Woden where the couple reported the matter to the Woden Police Station. The other vehicle involved was a maroon coloured hatchback.
Police are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen a silver Mitsubishi Magna being followed by either a dark coloured Holden Commodore or maroon coloured hatchback on Hopetoun Circuit, Adelaide Avenue, Yarra Glen, Melrose Drive or Launceston Street in Phillip in the early hours of this morning to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
These incidents appear to be random and unprovoked and police believe all three are related. Descriptions of the offenders are Caucasian, aged in their early 20’s and wearing tradesmen-like clothing.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents or may be able to assist police with their investigations 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.