ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two separate incidents, one an aggravated burglary and the other an aggravated robbery.
The aggravated burglary occurred on Christmas Day, (Thursday December 25), about 10pm in Conder. A 45-year-old man was at home when he answered the door to a female friend. A short time later there was another knock at the door and three men forced their way into the home.
The man was struck in the head and knocked unconscious and was later located by a friend who took him to hospital.
A silver coloured four-wheel drive was seen in the street in the early hours of Friday, December 26 which may be related to this incident. The men stole a set of house and car keys, a mobile phone, the victim’s wallet containing cash and a replica diamond ring.
The aggravated robbery occurred earlier this morning (Saturday, December 27) about 4.47am in Garran on a taxi driver. The driver attended an address in Garran and saw two males standing outside the house.
The two males approached the driver with one entering the rear of taxi and the other the front passenger seat. The man in the front seat pushed the gear stick into the park position while the man in back held a knife to the driver’s neck. The driver handed over a sum cash before both offenders left along Robson Street in Garran.
The front seat passenger is described as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, with a medium build, and approximately 178cm (5’10”) tall. He was wearing a black jacket, red beanie, blue jeans, and light pink gloves while holding a red handled hammer.
The rear passenger is described as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, around 30 years of age with a medium build, and approximately 178cm (5’10″) tall. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants and holding a black knife approximately 15 centimetres in length.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed either incident or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing Media Release)