ACT Policing believes eight people apprehended in NSW overnight are responsible for multiple offences in the ACT including aggravated robbery, assault, property offences and theft.
About 9.30pm on Saturday (October 9), a woman was approached by two men while she was getting into her car at Griffith shops. They demanded she get out of her car. When she refused they attempted to break in, smashing her passenger window. They failed to gain entry to the car which enabled her to drive to Woden Police Station.
About 15 minutes later at 9.45pm two men and a woman were walking through Fadden Pines when they were approached by a number of people. The men demanded they hand over their phones and wallets. The offenders assaulted the men and they sustained a number of injuries.
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At 10.14pm a woman was getting out of her car in Lyneham when she was approached by a man who attempted to steal her car. When she told him that her child was in the back he jumped out of her car, taking her handbag with him. He left the scene in a black 4WD.
About 10.30pm a man was waiting for a friend in Braddon when he was approached by two men who asked for cigarettes. After giving them cigarettes he was approached by a woman who took his phone off his lap. When he asked for his phone back he was assaulted by the men.
At 12.30am (October 10) a black Toyota Kluger believed to be involved in some of the earlier incidents was sighted travelling along the Barton Highway, at which time ACT Police Operations informed NSW Police.
About 1.30am NSW Police intercepted a Toyota Kluger near Harden NSW; eight people were apprehended and are currently being held in custody. They will face Wagga Wagga court tomorrow morning. ACT Policing continues to liaise with NSW Police in regards to the above offences.
Police would ask anyone who may have witnessed any of the above incidents to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
A 33-year-old provisional driver from Giralang was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 10) with a blood alcohol reading 11 times over the limit.
About 2.40am on Sunday, October 10 Police observed the driver of a Nissan Pulsar to be weaving side to side across the marked lanes along Aikman Drive.
Police attempted to stop the driver however the driver appeared unaware of police efforts. The driver was eventually stopped on Ginninderra Drive.
The male driver was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. He was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where he returned a breathalyser reading of 0.233 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As the driver holds a provisional licence he is subject to Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02.
He has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
About 10.30pm on Saturday night (October 9) police detected a motorist 64km/h over the speed limit on Commonwealth Avenue, city bound. The driver was travelling at 124km/h in a 60km/h zone. The male driver is the holder of a provisional licence. He was issued with an $1811 fine and the loss of 6 demerit points; subsequently he will lose his licence.
ACT Policing are targeting speeding for the month of October as part of a whole of government approach to road safety. Speeding motorists are warned that police will be enforcing the speed limit and apprehending those that break the law.