ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery on a man as he walked around Lake Ginninderra last night (Wednesday, January 18).
About 9 pm the 26-year-old man was robbed by two men near Macdermott Place in Belconnen as he walked his dog around the lake.
The man was placed in a headlock from behind by one offender while the other man approached from the front and searched his pockets. A mobile phone, sunglasses and a packet of cigarettes were stolen.
The victim managed to break free after his dog bit one of the offenders.
The offender who searched the victim is described as being of African appearance, 6’5” (196cm) tall with dark skin and big teeth. He was wearing a red hooded jumper with a white Adidas logo on the chest and black cargo pants.
The second man is described as around 6’ (183cm) tall, wearing a black jumper and possibly of African appearance.
The offenders were last seen heading towards Coulter Drive.
Anyone who was in the area of Macdermott Place about 9 pm last night and may have seen the men matching these descriptions or anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.