ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred in Dumas Street, McKellar early this morning (Tuesday September 28).
About 5.30am up to four males have forced entry into the residence and assaulted the middle-aged-couple. The offenders were armed with a firearm and a possible taser.
The 53-year-old female victim was kicked and punched and her 54-year-old husband suffered a gash wound to the head. Both received medical treatment at the scene by ACT Ambulance and did not require hospitalisation.
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The offenders stole a safe from a bedroom of the residence containing personal documents and an amount of cash.
The offenders are described as approximately 173cm tall (5’8”), with stocky builds and wearing balaclavas.
Anyone who was in the area of Dumas Street, McKellar around the time and 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 can be provided anonymously.
The Monaro Highway has been closed between the intersections of Johnson Drive, Theodore, and Old Cooma Road, Royalla, following a collision between a semi trailer and a car.
Southbound traffic is being turned around at the roundabout at Johnson Drive and diverted along Old Cooma Road via Queanbeyan. Northbound traffic is being diverted along Old Cooma Road via Queanbeyan.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation Team is at the scene and the highway is expected to be closed for the next six to eight hours.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not already spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a stabbing that occurred at Ainslie Village last night (Monday September 27).
About 11.00 pm police were called to Quick Street, Ainslie in response to a disturbance. On arrival police were informed that a male had been stabbed.
Police were initially unable to locate the victim but soon confirmed he had been taken to Calvary Hospital with a stab wound to his abdomen and another stab wound to his back which had punctured his lung.
The vehicle used to convey the victim to hospital was located at Ainslie Village and secured as a crime scene.
Forensic Services attended and conducted an examination of the vehicle and the victim’s flat.
The victim’s condition is stable and he is expected to survive.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
A collision today (Tuesday, September 28) between a passenger car and a fully laden timber jinker on the Monaro Highway south of Calwell has resulted in the death of 30-year-old Holder man.
The deceased was the driver of a VW Golf hatchback which had been travelling south on the Monaro Highway, about 2kms south of Calwell, when it collided head-on with the laden Kenworth truck travelling north bound on the highway.
The 38-year-old driver of the truck, which had been laden with pine logs and en route to Tumut, was uninjured in the collision but the truck’s load was dislodged and the highway closed from both directions for around seven hours.
Investigations into the collision are continuing however, it is believed that the car had veered into the path of the truck moments before the impact.
The passenger car broke apart on impact, with major components such as the gearbox and engine scattered up to 25 metres away.
The driver’s death brings to ACT road toll to 18, or 6 more than the full year in 2009.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.