- ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident at the Jamison Shopping Centre in Macquarie yesterday afternoon that left an elderly lady in hospital with minor injuries.
About 12.20pm, the 74-year-old victim was withdrawing money from the Commonwealth Bank automatic teller machine at the Shopping Centre when a woman behind her attempted to take possession of her wallet.
A struggle occurred, with several members of the public coming to the victim’s aid. The offender then left the area on foot, running past the Commonwealth Bank and the Australia Post office, toward the bus stop on Bowman Street.
Police believe the female offender dropped her white Nokia mobile phone during the struggle. The phone was picked up by a female member of the public, who left the scene prior to police arrival. Police are appealing for this female to make contact with them in relation to the incident.
The female offender is described as Caucasian, about 5’3” (160cm) tall and about 25 years of age, with a slim build and brown hair just below the collar. She was wearing light coloured tracksuit pants with writing on the rear and a tight coloured T-shirt.
- ACT Policing has released the name of a 40-year-old man who was killed in a single vehicle collision in Belconnen March 16.
Wayne Fitzgerald, of Evatt died after falling from his truck at the intersection of Aikman Drive and Ginninderra Drive, Belconnen about 3.30pm yesterday.
The ACT road toll for 2009 now stands at two.
- ACT Policing is investigating an incident at Belconnen March 16 that has resulted in the death of a man.
About 3.30pm, police were called to the intersection of Aikman Drive and Ginninderra Drive, Belconnen amid reports that a man had been involved in a single vehicle collision.
Upon arrival police found ACT Ambulance officers attending to a seriously injured man. The man was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Initial police investigations indicate that the man was the driver of a truck and had fallen from the vehicle and beneath the rear wheels. The truck has continued down an embankment before coming to rest.
Police are urging motorists to avoid the area as officers from the Collision Reconstruction and Investigation Team continue to conduct their investigations. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
- ACT Policing has summonsed a 28-year-old Evatt man to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court after he allegedly faked his own abduction and stole $6,909.25 from his employer.
The man, employed to service and maintain vending machines within the Canberra City area, told police on 24 October last year that he was abducted from the Australian National University while collecting money from a vending machine.
In a statement to police, he said he was restrained in his own car and driven to Captains Flat Road, near Queanbeyan, by two men who then took a sum of cash, his wallet and mobile phone and departed in a second vehicle.
Following a number of enquiries, ACT Policing conducted a search warrant on the man’s Evatt premises on 1 November, locating the mobile phone, and a number of cloth bags that had allegedly contained the money collected from the vending machine.
He will appear in the ACT Magistrates court on 2 April charged with theft and make false accusation of an offence.
- ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at Dickson College yesterday March 16 which left two students with minor injuries.
About 1.00pm, a man entered the school grounds and produced a knife while talking to two 17-year-old male students. He then hit both males in the face before kicking one of them, also in the face.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.