17 August 2010

Police Wrap - 17 August 2010

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1. Stabbing at the Dumpling House:

ACT Policing arrested a 34-year-old Kambah man after a man was stabbed in Dickson last night (Monday August 16).

Police will allege an altercation occurred between two employees in the kitchen area of the Dumpling House Restaurant around 9.30pm while they were in the process of closing up for the night.

Police attended the restaurant shortly after the incident occurred and observed a 41-year-old man receiving first aid to a laceration on his face.

The alleged offender was located by police in the kitchen area of the restaurant, where he was detained by other employees. He did not provide any detail of the incident to police other than; “I just lost it”.

The victim was transported to the Canberra Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.

The alleged offender will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm and act endangering life using an offensive weapon.

2. Vikings rolled:

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from witnesses in its investigation of an aggravated robbery at the Vikings Rugby Union Club in Heidelberg St, Conder late last night (Monday, August 16).

Around 11.30pm, three male offenders entered the premises. One was armed with a knife and another was believed to be armed with a small silver handgun.

One offender remained just inside the door of the club while another ordered the club’s security guard onto the floor. One of the men threatened the duty manager and forced him to access an internal office, where a quantity of cash was stolen.

Another separate sum of cash was stolen from one of the club’s tills.

The first offender is described as Caucasian, around 185cm tall (6’-6’1”) tall, and wearing dark clothing. The second offender was described as around 175cm (5’9”) tall, of solid build, weighing between 90-100kg, with dark eyes, tanned or olive skin and spoke with a Maori or Pacific Islander accent. The third offender was around 175cm (5’9”), with a solid build, aged in his early 20s, and spoke with an Australian accent.

All three men had clothing wrapped around their heads, obscuring their facial features.

There were around 7 patrons and 5 staff in the club at the time of the robbery, including the security guard. No-one was injured during the offence.

The offenders left the club through the front entrance door. Police attended the premises a short time later and Tuggeranong General Duties officers conducted extensive patrols of the surrounding area without locating males matching the descriptions.

Any witnesses who were in the proximity of the Vikings Rugby Union Club in Conder around the time of the offence and may have seen any persons matching the descriptions provided or acting suspiciously, or may have seen a vehicle with three men aboard leaving the area of the club around this time, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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