Four juveniles were arrested last night (19 April) by ACT Policing after they allegedly stole a car at knife-point.
At about 7:50 pm last night, ACT Policing responded to a report of a disturbance in a northern Canberra suburb. Upon arrival, they were informed that three juveniles had stolen a car.
Police will allege that a woman was struck twice in the head with a laptop computer during the theft, had a knife held to her throat, and was struck by the car as the juveniles drove away. The woman also sustained a wound to her hand.
It is believed the three juveniles met a fourth young person at a nearby bus stop who then drove the car.
At about 10:45 pm, police received a report that the vehicle had crashed on Fairbairn Avenue, Campbell. The four young people were arrested nearby a short time later.
Three of the juveniles were charged with aggravated robbery in company, riding/driving a motor vehicle without consent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon with intent. Two faced the ACT Children’s Court today, while the third will face the ACT Children’s Court on 3 May.
The fourth juvenile faced the ACT Children’s Court today charged with riding/driving a motor vehicle without consent and being an unlicenced driver (licence never held).