1. Perhaps a little old for this work:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in the car park of the DFO shopping centre in Fyshwick which occurred around 11:50am this morning (Monday 19 July).
Two males approached the 69-year-old victim, a security officer, shortly after he entered the car park and forced him to the ground. The males then stole a bag from the victim containing a significant amount of cash. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Both of the offenders were described only as having solid builds and were both wearing black balaclavas. One of the offenders was about 175 centimetres tall (5’9”) and the other offender was about 168 centimetres tall (5’6”).
Following the incident, the males entered a blue Holden Commodore sedan which contained two other males wearing balaclavas. They then departed the area.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of DFO at the time of the offence, or who may know the identity of the offenders 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.
2. Young and Dumb:
A 17-year-old male from Chisholm was caught exceeding the speed limit by 82km/h last night (Sunday 18 July) on Monaro Highway, Fyshwick.
Police were conducting traffic duties around 8pm when they observed a Holden Commodore sedan travelling southbound at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 162km/h in an 80km/h zone.
The male driver, the holder of a provisional licence, was stopped by police and issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) for the amount of $1811, and lost 6 demerit points, which will result in the loss of his licence.
Two other motorists were detected at speeds of 138km/h in an 80km/h zone (Yarra Glen) and 110km/h in a 60km/h zone (Drake Brockman Drive).
Police also detected 31 drink drivers over the weekend. The highest reading recorded was that of a 49-year-old woman from Weston, who was stopped by police while driving on Liardet St in Weston about 10.55pm on Friday night. She recorded a high-range BAC of 0.227, or more than four times her permitted level of 0.05. She will be summonsed to court on a date to be fixed.
Acting Traffic Operations Superintendent Steve Cooke said that these high risk actions by road users – speeding and drink-driving – came on the same tragic weekend in which two people died on Canberra’s roads. Both people died on Saturday morning (July 17).
“Our great concern is that some Canberra motorists are not being responsible road users. To have this many people displaying such high risk behaviour creates the huge potential for even more tragedy on our roads and police will be doing all we can to apprehend these irresponsible drivers,” Supt Cooke said.
ACT Policing has released the name of the motorcycle rider who died as a result of the two-vehicle accident at the Canberra Avenue and Ipswich Street intersection in Fyshwick which occurred on Saturday July 17.
The deceased is Joshua Charles Dean, aged 35 years, of Kingston.
A report on the incident is being prepared for the ACT Coroner.
ACT Policing has released a forensic face-fit of a major suspect wanted for questioning over the death of a man in Belconnen on May 20 this year.
This suspect was seen around the Oracle apartments in the two days prior to May 20, when the body of Mr Andre Le Dinh was found in a fourth floor apartment. He was found to have died from a severe blunt force trauma.
Police believe this man was in possession of information about the apartments, the layout, and the security system.
Police believe that there are other witnesses who have important information about the death of Mr Le Dinh and are urging these witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers.