ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Wanniassa last night (Wednesday September 1).
About 8.30pm last night a SNP security guard was conducting security foot patrol at the Erindale Shopping Centre when he was assaulted and had his money stolen.
The victim had recently withdrawn money from the ATM and was busy counting it when he was grabbed from behind and punched to the head. The offender took off with the victim’s money and was last seen heading towards Grattan Court, between Erindale College and the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC).
The offender is described as having an olive complexion, wearing black regular shaped jeans and a black hooded jumper with the hood over his head.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.”
ACT Policing has released a forensic face-fit image of the alleged offender from the indecent act which occurred in Rivett on Tuesday night (August 31).
About 9pm a 14-year-old male was walking home from a bus stop in Brierly Street, Weston when he noticed a late-model silver BMW sedan bearing black and white ACT registration plates suspiciously drive up and down the street.
As the young male walked along Hindmarsh Drive and onto Streeton Drive in Rivett, he observed the same BMW following behind him. The victim turned onto a footpath at which time the BMW stopped at the pathway and the driver approached the victim on foot.
The driver attempted to engage the victim in conversation before exposing himself and conducting an indecent act in front of the victim.
The offender is described as a Caucasian male, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 152cm (5’) tall, with a medium build and shaved head. The offender was wearing an open brown waist length coat with pink underwear underneath.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at a unit in Discovery St, Red Hill last night (September 1).
Around 11pm seven men armed with a firearm, knife and spanner entered a unit in Red Hill and demanded money from a man before striking him around the head and body.
Four of the offenders entered the main bedroom of the unit, confronting a couple with a firearm. After demanding money from the pair one of the offenders struck the man with the butt of his gun.
The offenders escaped with a small amount of money. All seven men were described as wearing balaclavas.
One of the men is described as 20 – 25 years old 170cm (5’7”) tall with a medium stocky build and blue eyes. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with white lining.
A second man is described as Caucasian in appearance 20 – 25 years old 175cm (5’9”) tall with a skinny build and brown eyes and bushy eyebrows. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with white lining and black baggy pants.
A third man is described as Caucasian in appearance 20 – 25 years old 170cm (5’7”) tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and had a white pattern on either side of his pants or jumper. He had a dark coloured bandana covering his face.
Police would urge anyone who may be able to provide further information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
The targeted campaign by ACT Policing which began four weeks ago has resulted in an additional 199 motorists being issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for using their handheld mobile phones while driving.
The campaign, which began August 1, has been conducted in cooperation with the ACT government’s road safety office as the first in a series of targeted programs to address high-risk driving behaviours. The zero tolerance program will continue for another four weeks.
The whole-of-government approach is supported through law enforcement, advertising, community messaging and public relations.
The 199 TINs were issued between August 15 – 29. Although the number of TINS issued for the week August 15 – 22 (66 TINS) were down from previous weeks, they rose again sharply in the proceeding week (133 TINS).
Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Jeff Knight said that although the Canberra public had been well warned of this campaign, drivers continued to take risks on the road.
“Some drivers continue to risk their lives and the lives of others by using their mobile phone when they drive. No phone call is that important to take while you are driving” Acting Supt Knight said.
The fine for using a handheld mobile phone while driving is $271 and a loss of three demerit points.