ACT Policing arrested three men early this morning following an assault on a shop manager in Civic (Saturday, September 10).
About 1.50 am the men entered the Quick and Go convenience store located on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street, City. They were observed by a shop attendant to place a number of items inside their clothing. The shop manager was summoned who requested they return the items and leave the store.
One of the men approached the manager and assaulted him, punching him repeatedly to the head and upper body. The second alleged offender pulled the first alleged offender off the victim and continued the assault on the shop manager, punching him repeatedly to the head.
As the victim attempted to shield himself, he was kicked in the head by the third man. The assault continued with the victim being punched and kicked by the three men before they fled the store.
A short time later police were flagged down by the victim. They were given a description of the alleged offenders and conducted a search along City Walk, locating the men a short time later. The three men were arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House.
They will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (September 12), charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident 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.