- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on an Action bus driver at the City bus interchange today (July 13).
Around 3.25pm the victim asked three men not to board his bus, located at platform one, after a discrepancy over the price of a ticket. One of the offenders then punched the bus driver three times before all three men fled in the direction of Bunda Street.
The three men are described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and unshaven, with two of them aged in their mid to late teens and one aged in his mid 20s. The older man, who punched the bus driver, was further described as around 6’6” (198cms) tall, with a large build, a cut lip and was wearing a grey pullover, grey tracksuit pant and a red baseball cap. The other two younger men are described as around 5’8” (173cms) tall.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who knows the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing has released images [but not on their website] of one of the offenders who forcibly entered the Erindale Vikings Club in Wanniassa in the early hours of Monday morning (July 6).
Two male offenders entered the rear of the premises about 3.30am armed with knives, and made off with a sum of cash after binding-up and threatening two cleaning staff.
Police believe the men were disturbed during the robbery.
Anyone who recognises this man or who may have seen suspicious persons or activity around the club or in the club car park from 12.30am onwards is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Hughes man after a pursuit through Belconnen in the early hours of July 14.
Around 1am police attended the Kaleen shops in response to an alarm activation. A silver Holden Commodore sedan was observed a short distance from the shops and upon police approach immediately left the area at speed.
Police activated lights and siren and a short pursuit commenced. A short time later police terminated the pursuit. After the pursuit was terminated, the silver commodore sedan was seen to collide with a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Haydon Drive and Belconnen Way.
Two of the occupants fled the area and a third attempted to flee but was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle. Despite an extensive search of the surrounding area police were unable to locate the two alleged offenders.
The third man sustained serious injuries and was transported to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance where he remains under police guard with charges pending.
An amount of property suspected to have been stolen was recovered from the crashed vehicle. Police are making inquiries as to the registered owner of the car.
The collision and the events leading up to it, are being investigated by the Collision Investigation Reconstruction Team and is being overseen by the Australian Federal Police Professional Standards Unit.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity near the Kaleen shops, who may have witnessed the collision or who knows the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.