23-year-old woman to face court after alleged syringe and knife threat

Lachlan Roberts 26 May 2018
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A 23-year-old Fraser woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to stab a store security guard with a syringe in the Canberra Centre on Friday afternoon (25 May).

About 3:40 pm, the young woman was stopped by security as she attempted to leave David Jones in Civic, under suspicion that some items were being stolen.

After returning the items, the woman allegedly produced a used syringe and threatened to stab David Jones security with it.

ACT Policing report that the woman fled the shopping centre and entered the passenger seat of a car without the driver’s consent and demanded to be driven away, allegedly pointing a knife at the driver’s face.

About 7:25 pm, police located the woman as she was returning to her Fraser residence, where she was arrested.

The woman has been charged with demands with threat to endanger health, trespass and theft.

She will face the ACT Magistrates Court today where police will oppose bail.

Police investigations are continuing into further alleged offences including aggravated robbery, drug possession and other property offences.

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