ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery took place at the Caltex service station in Kaleen on Friday night (August 24).
Around 11pm a young man entered the Caltex service station and bought a packet of Tally Ho’s from the shop attendant.
On leaving the service station the man stood at the doorway preventing the automatic doors from closing as a second man entered the service station carrying a cross bar tyre iron.
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The offender jumped the counter threatening and demanding that the staff member open the cash register.
The staff member complied with the request and the offender removed a sum of cash and assaulted the staff member before being confronted by a member of the public.
Criminal Investigation’s Detective Superintendent Brett McCann said that the actions of the member of the public should be praised, however cautioned people to think about their own safety.
The first offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, thin build wearing a dark blue ‘hoodie’, light grey tracksuit pants and white sneakers.
The second offender was wearing a black ‘hoodie’, light coloured pants, white shoes and his face was concealed by a dark colour bandana.
“The assault of the staff member was cowardly. The staff member had complied with the demands and there was no reason for this unprovoked assault to take place.” Detective Superintendent McCann said.
Anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Caltex service station in Kaleen on Friday night and witnessed the aggravated robbery, or knows someone matching the above description is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.