2 November 2017

Police believe aggravated robberies are connected

| Ian Bushnell
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Police wrapPolice believe the same offenders may be responsible for a spate of armed robberies across Canberra and have appealed to the public for help.

ACT Policing said in a statement that it was seeking the public’s assistance in relation to three aggravated robberies that took place in Calwell, Holt and Weston.

Police said that about 2:20 am on 21 August, two unknown males entered ‘Raiders’ Belconnen armed with knives. They were last seen running in a southerly direction along Hardwick Crescent, Holt.

About 9:35 pm on 10 October, two unknown males held up the Calwell Woolworths armed with knives, fleeing the store with a sum of cash and heading west.

About 2:45 am on 26 October, an unknown male approached the main door of the ‘Raiders Weston Club’ armed with a firearm but was denied entry. He fired a shot at the glass door before leaving in an unknown direction.

The unknown males are described as being about 180-185cm in height (6’-6’2”) with a slim athletic build.

Police believe the robberies are connected and the offenders may have used a green Honda Civic.

ACT Policing urged anyone who might have any information that could assist police to call 131 444, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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