- Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Weston
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Weston Club on Liardet Street today (May 21).
Around 2.15am police were called to the Club following reports of an armed robbery in progress. Police responded quickly but the offender had already left the building.
During the incident the offender threatened two staff members with a firearm, forced them to open a safe and restrained them in an upstairs office area before fleeing with an undisclosed sum of cash.
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Officers from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigation’s Group (TIG), Special Response and Security (SRS) and General Duties attended the scene and closed down the areas of Hindmarsh Drive and Streeton Drive where investigations are ongoing.
The offender is described as 165cm (5’5”) tall, with a lean build and was wearing a black balaclava, a dark long-sleeved top and dark trousers or jeans.
AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity around the Weston Club this morning to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing arrested a 22-year-old man after a pursuit through Canberra’s north in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, May 21).
About 12.30am police conducting patrols in the Dickson area attempted to perform a traffic stop on a white Mazda station wagon. As police exited their vehicle the offender accelerated away.
Police activated warning lights and sirens but the driver failed to stop. Police followed the vehicle through Ainslie into the city where it finally stopped on London Circuit.
Both the alleged driver and a juvenile female fled the vehicle but were apprehended shortly afterwards and conveyed to the City Police Station where enquiries revealed that the vehicle had been stolen.
The passenger was released without charge pending further enquiries and the alleged driver was charged with a number of traffic-related offences, he is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on May 29, 2009.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.