10 February 2022

Police seek information after teens allegedly steal taxi at knifepoint

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Police are seeking video footage after a taxi theft in Gowrie. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

ACT Policing has appealed for the public’s help regarding an incident that saw two teens allegedly steal a taxi at knifepoint in Gowrie.

Police are seeking witnesses to incidents before the alleged aggravated robbery, which happened early on Sunday, 30 January 2022.

At about 6 am, two teen boys allegedly stopped a taxi and stole it at knifepoint on Ashley Drive in Gowrie.

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The taxi was recovered a short time later in Banks. Following a search by police, the two 16-year-olds were located and charged with aggravated robbery.

Police believe the teens approached a number of vehicles in the Wanniassa, Monash and Gowrie area prior to the incident and are seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage relating to these activities.

Anyone with information that can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote 7024458.

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Finagen_Freeman6:06 pm 10 Feb 22

No. They’re young. Give them a break. Oh wait they are too young to be held criminally responsible… maybe given them weapons handling training, and an award for their parents/careers for job well done.

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