ACT Policing has released a facefit of an offender involved in a robbery at Erindale Shops, Wanniassa, on Saturday June 22.
About 10pm, ACT Policing attended Erindale Shops, Wanniassa, in response to a reported robbery. A woman was inside her vehicle parked near the shopping centre when she saw a male exit a white Hyundai Excel which had damage to the drivers’ side panel and NSW number plates.
The male opened the passenger side door of the woman’s vehicle and took her handbag from the passenger-side front seat. He then returned to his car and fled.
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The man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, around 168cm (5’6”) in height with a round face and dark hair and aged in his mid-20s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white T-shirt, black unzipped ‘hoodie’ and dark grey pants with white shoes.
Police are also investigating in a similar incident at Jamison Shops, Macquarie, on Thursday June 27. At 4pm ACT Policing received a report of a robbery which involved a male opening the passenger-side door and taking a handbag from the front seat of a car parked outside the Jamison shopping centre, while the owner was in the vehicle. The male fled in a white sedan, possibly a Hyundai Excel.
Anyone who recognises the man pictured or may have witnessed the incidents at Erindale or Jamison shops is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.