Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

Michael Reid 7 August 2016

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Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday.

Police responded to a report of a male holding a knife trying to gain access to the service station on Maribyrnong Avenue at about 10pm on 14 July.

The male offender ran towards the front sliding door of the service station, which was locked. The alarm sounded and he was unable to gain entry.

The male returned to a white 1993 Nissan Skyline that was parked directly outside the service station with a second male behind the wheel. Police have since identified that vehicle had been stolen and painted white. The vehicle was originally purple.

The male offender is described as about 170cm tall of solid build. He was wearing a black jumper, black balaclava, navy with white striped shorts and white runners.

Police are also looking for another male described as being slim in build, wearing tan pants and a black hoody.

McKellar burglary

Police are also seeking witnesses to a burglary at a McKellar residence on Wednesday.

Between 11am and 1pm a residence in Sowden Street was broken into and a substantial amount of property stolen.

Among the stolen property was a cream-coloured metal safe and numerous pieces of jewellery.

Police received a report that a Caucasian male believed to be in his 20s and of small to medium build and wearing a beanie was seen in the area around the time of the burglary.

AFP Forensics attended the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

ACT Policing reminds members of the community that it is an offence to knowingly receive stolen property. If you are approached by someone selling suspected stolen goods, contact police.

Anyone who can provide information regarding either incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via theCrime Stoppers website. When providing information, please quote reference number5986085. Information can be provided anonymously.

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