26 September 2017

Pair arrested over Florey shops carjacking, assistance sought on Anaconda robbery

| Ian Bushnell
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Police wrap

A woman was due to face court today on charges relating to a carjacking at the Florey shops on 12 September.

Police arrested the 20-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man in Watson yesterday afternoon. The man was arrested on a first instance warrant.

Police said further charges were expected to be laid as investigations continue.

The carjacking occurred in the car park in front of Dominoes at the Florey shops about 9.30pm.

Police said that the victim had been forced from her car at knifepoint.

The ACT Criminal Investigations Armed Robbery Team made the arrests as part of their ongoing investigations into recent aggravated robberies in the ACT.

Yesterday morning, at about 10:45 am, a male and female offender threatened a sales assistant with a knife at the Anaconda store in Fyshwick.

Police said the store assistant had approached the pair when they attempted to leave the store with stolen items.

The offenders left the store and drove away in a silver car towards Queanbeyan.

The male is described as approximately 5’6″ tall, aged in his mid-20s, Caucasian in appearance with closely cropped blonde hair. He was wearing a black hoodie and black track pants.

The female is described as approximately 5’6″ tall, Caucasian in appearance, and wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and black leggings.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can also be provided via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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