ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Foodworks Supermarket in Pearce today (Friday, 13 December).
Around 12pm, a man entered the Foodworks Supermarket and threatened a staff member with what’s believed to be a firearm.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash before the man fled the store.
The offender is described as dark skinned, aged mid 20’s, around 6’1″ (185cm) tall with dark hair. He was wearing beige shorts, black thongs, grey t-shirt and a dark hoodie.
Police are urging anyone who may have information relating to the robbery to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
ACT Policing currently has a campaign to remove illicit firearms off our streets.
During this campaign anyone who can provide information that leads to the recovery of an illicit firearm or results in the successful prosecution of the offenders may be eligible for a $5000 reward.
Rewards of up to $5,000 as part of this initiative are only eligible until 31 January 2014.
People can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
Further information about the illicit firearm rewards strategy can be found via the ACT Policing website www.police.act.gov.au
[Courtesy ACT Policing]