18 December 2018

Police call for witnesses after man robs Nicholls IGA at gunpoint

| Lachlan Roberts
Start the conversation

The man was last seen driving a car on Kelleway Avenue. Photo: Supplied by ACT Policing.

Police are calling for witnesses and dash-cam footage after a man in a white mask allegedly robbed Nicholls IGA at gunpoint around midday on Saturday (15 December).

Around 12:30 pm, police attended the scene after receiving reports a man armed with a firearm had threatened staff.

It is alleged the man drove a silver hatchback into the carpark of Nicholls shops before running into the supermarket with a firearm.

A customer, who was leaving as the man entered the shop, was ordered to get onto the floor before he threatened a staff member with the gun.

The offender grabbed a sum of cash before fleeing the scene in the silver car, which was last seen heading east on Kelleway Avenue.

The offender is described as 180-187cm (5’11” to 6”3) tall, Caucasian in appearance, medium build, dark clothing, sunglasses and a white mask on his face.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage from around the time of the incident that could assist, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6341275. Information can be provided anonymously.

Start the conversation

Daily Digest

Want the best Canberra news delivered daily? Every day we package the most popular Riotact stories and send them straight to your inbox. Sign-up now for trusted local news that will never be behind a paywall.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.