ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Weetangera man following an aggravated robbery in Pearce yesterday (Thursday, 26 December).
Around 1.40pm the man entered the Pearce Foodworks supermarket and threatened a staff member with an object claimed to be handgun, demanding cash and cigarettes.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash and cigarettes.
Police attended shortly after and reviewed CCTV footage of the area. Based on information gathered, police conducted a search and arrested a man in Kingston before executing a search warrant on a nearby car in relation to the offence.
The arrested man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with aggravated robbery.
He will face ACT Magistrate’s Court today. Police will oppose bail.
Investigations are continuing.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]