Armed men burgle Rivett Newsagency

Ian Bushnell 16 April 2018

The Rivett Newsagency has been robbed again. Photo: Ian Bushnell

Armed thieves have broken into the Rivett Newsagency and Post Office, making off with cash and other items, according to ACT Policing.

The break-in is the second time the small agency at the Rivett Shops has been robbed in the past six months, after a pistol-wielding bandit bashed the attendant and stole the contents of the till, firing a warning shot into the air as he fled on 21 October last year.

This time, police said that about 4.30am on Sunday, 1 April, four men broke into the store, three of them carrying weapons. They stole a sum of money and a number of items before leaving the store and driving off in a southerly direction, in a white Mitsubishi Mirage.

No one was harmed during the incident.

Police said the four men had their faces covered during the robbery, are believed to be of average build and height, and may be aged in their 20s.

The first man was wearing a black heavy jacket, with a cream-grey side, hood and part of the sleeves, and dark shoes; the second, a grey hooded jumper, blue track pants, black shoes, and a purple glove on his left hand; the third, a blue hooded jumper with a pocket on the front, grey three-quarter pants, and white shoes; and the fourth, a blue-grey hooded jumper with a red hood and red front pockets, cream pants, and red shoes.

Police would not say what had been stolen or what weapons the men had been carrying.

They are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

The newsagent was also robbed twice in 2014.

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