Police have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man after he allegedly attempted to steal two vehicles at knifepoint in Canberra’s south last week.
Last Monday (11 February), the man allegedly threatened a member of the public with a knife in a Chisholm carpark. The person ran for help as the offender left the scene in a white Ford Ranger with blue ‘GT’ stripes.
The following day (12 February) police allege the man and another person approached another member of the public and threatened them with a knife in Greenway. The victim was then assaulted. The offenders then left the scene in a white Ford Ranger with blue ‘GT’ stripes.
On Wednesday (13 February), police attempted to pull over the white Ford Ranger with blue ‘GT’ stripes in Chisholm, before the driver fled. The police gave chase but due to dangerous driving, the pursuit was terminated.
Later that week, officers arrested the man at a home in Conder.
He faced court on Saturday (16 February) charged with aggravated robbery, ride motor vehicle without consent, driving a motor vehicle without consent, failure to stop for police and furious/reckless driving.
Police are urging anyone who may have information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6362689. Information can be provided anonymously.