A 25-year-old man has been charged with two aggravated robberies following a successful extradition from NSW by ACT Policing detectives yesterday (Friday August 27).
Police will allege the man committed the aggravated robbery at the Video Ezy store in Ngunnawal on May 7 and the aggravated robbery at the BP service station in Watson on July 26 this year.
In both incidents, the man entered the store, threatened staff members with a knife and stole a sum of cash.
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On Thursday (August 26), New South Wales police arrested the male in Cabramatta. ACT Policing members successfully applied for the male’s extradition to the ACT before the Liverpool Local Court yesterday.
He was conveyed to the ACT Watch House and will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday August 28), charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.
A 20-year-old suspended driver will be summonsed to face court after he was caught drink driving and speeding overnight.
Around 8.15pm last night (Friday August 27) police were on mobile patrol on Ginninderra Drive in Bruce when they saw a vehicle turning from the Gungahlin Drive extension ramp travelling at a high speed. Police estimated the speed of the vehicle on Ginninderra Drive to be not less than 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.
Police stopped the vehicle and established the 20-year-old driver had a suspended licence. The driver underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. He then resisted police prior to being taken to the Belconnen Police Station for a breath analysis.
The driver was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.142 which is more than seven times the 0.02 limit for a suspended driver.
At the time of the offence traffic on Ginninderra Drive was heavy and the actions of this driver presented a real danger to the safety of other road users.
The driver will be summonsed to court at a later date for driving whilst exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol, speeding and resisting police.