30 May 2018

Police looking for eight assailants who assaulted and robbed Lyons man

| Lachlan Roberts
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ACT Policing is calling for the public’s help to identify a group of eight offenders who assaulted and robbed a man as he was walking home in Lyons on Saturday, 12 May.

About 9:30 pm on Saturday night, a man was walking home on Melrose Drive between Staverton Place and Corinna Street when he came across a group of around eight men.

The man was tripped and once on the ground, he was kicked repeatedly, stabbed in the left leg, suffered a cut under his right eye, facial fractures and broken teeth. His mobile phone and wallet were stolen.

Police are seeking to identify any of the alleged offenders and are asking motorists with dash-cams in their cars who were in the area at the time to check their footage.

One of the offenders is described as of African descent. His face was covered, and he was holding a flick-knife with a blade approximately 5cm in length.

A second offender is described as having his face covered with a black piece of clothing. He had blue eyes, and some blonde hair was visible. He was carrying a hunting knife with a blade approximately 5cm in length.

The other offenders all had their faces covered. One of them was wearing white Nike Air shoes.

Anyone who can identify the offenders or has any information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6266636. Information can be provided anonymously.

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