Campbell man arrested for Palmerston hold up

johnboy 2 May 2012 4

A 31-year-old Campbell man has been arrested after an aggravated robbery took place at a shopping complex in Palmerston yesterday (May 1) afternoon.

Police will allege that around 4.20pm, the man entered the store armed with a knife and threatened staff. The man fled the store with a sum of cash and was seen by a witness entering a vehicle and driving away. The witness quickly provided the details of the vehicle to police.

Around 10.30pm, police located the vehicle in Campbell and took the man into custody.

Superintendent Brett McCann from Criminal Investigations said that the apprehension of the man can be put down to the timeliness and accuracy of information provided to police shortly after the offence was committed.

“With the information provided by the witnesses, we were able to direct resources to appropriate areas within Canberra which allowed us to take the offender into custody in a timely manner.

“If you’re a victim or witness during a robbery, comply with the offenders directions and try to remember as many details as you can. There is no point in getting hurt or putting yourself in danger. Property can be replaced, your life can’t,” Superintendent McCann said.

The man has been charged with aggravated robbery and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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4 Responses to Campbell man arrested for Palmerston hold up
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:16 am 10 May 12


good work by police.

Cheap Cheap 1:54 am 10 May 12

This person is/was a friend of a friend of mine. Pretty sad case, he comes from a very wealthy family but became addicted to methamphetamine. 5 or 6 years ago he chopped his friend’s arm off with a machete and only got a couple of years in a criminal insanity ward. I’ve spoken to him since then, he seems very normal but it just goes to show. I hope he gets put away for a long time

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:57 pm 02 May 12

Great quick work by the police!

merlin bodega merlin bodega 9:49 am 02 May 12

The court system is preparing a wet feather to lash him with as we speak.

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