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.
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.