28 July 2022

Duo charged with assault after multiple chases across Canberra

| Lottie Twyford
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A man and a woman have been arrested following car pursuits across several Canberra suburbs. Photo: ACT Policing.

ACT Policing arrested a man and a woman in Ainslie yesterday after car pursuits across several Canberra suburbs.

It’s alleged this duo was involved in an assault of a woman in Gilmore earlier this month (5 July) involving a firearm.

Police officers yesterday engaged in multiple pursuits of vehicles suspected of being stolen and used to commit other crimes. However, these pursuits were terminated due to public safety concerns.

At about 12:55 pm, one of the vehicles – a stolen Toyota Camry – was located on fire in Ainslie. Two people believed to have abandoned the vehicle were subsequently located by police at a nearby residence.

AFP Specialist Protective Command resources were then deployed to apprehend the alleged offenders.

Officers took the pair into custody at about 9:50 pm.

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The 28-year-old Downer man will face charges of joint commission of aggravated robbery in company, unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm and breaching a good behaviour order.

The 32-year-old Narrabundah woman will face court charged with joint commission of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and breaching a good behaviour order.

Investigations are underway and police say further charges are likely to be laid.

Anyone with any information about, or dash-cam footage of, the pursuits is urged to contact Crime Stoppers ACT on 1800 333 000 or via the website. Quote reference P2090480.

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Finagen_Freeman11:42 am 28 Jul 22

“breaching a good behaviour order”
Same offenders.
Time and time again.

Cannot imagine what the city would be like with magistrates who were effective.

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