Drug-affected man charged over aggravated robbery in Conder

Lachlan Roberts 6 December 2018

A 28-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (6 December) charged with an array of offences following an alleged robbery in Canberra’s south on Wednesday morning (5 December).

Around 10:15 am, police were called to the scene of an aggravated robbery after a man robbed a liquor store in Conder at knifepoint.

The offender allegedly threatened staff with a large knife before stealing a sum of cash and leaving the scene in a vehicle.

A short time later, police located the suspect and his vehicle in Isabella Plains. The man allegedly attempted to run from police but was arrested just 35 minutes after the robbery.

The 28-year-old was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where he tested positive to methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Superintendent Stephen Turnbull said the arrest was a good example of police and the community working together.

“This robbery was immediately reported to police who acted swiftly and decisively on the information provided to arrest the alleged offender.”

Police will oppose bail.

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