ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Monday, September 5).
Around 10.30pm, a 24-year-old man was talking on his mobile phone while standing next to his vehicle on Hennessy Street in Belconnen. While on the phone he was approached by a man who demanded cash.
The victim initially refused to give any cash to the man, until the man produced a small axe.
The victim handed over money and his mobile phone to the man, who was last seen running along Hennessy Street towards College Street.
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The victim was not injured during the aggravated robbery.
The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 to 30 years old, approximately 183cm (6’) tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie jumper, navy tracksuits pants and a black baseball cap.
Police are appealing for anyone who was near Hennessey Street in Belconnen around 10.30pm last night, or may have seen a man matching the above description to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.