Police Wrap – 3 March

johnboy 4 March 2009

1. Hard to sell painting disappears in Narrabundah:

    ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a distinctive Tom Roberts artwork from an apartment in Narrabundah.

    The oil painting was reported stolen last week.

    The artwork measures approximately 60cm by 33cm and is contained within a 50cm thick black hardwood frame. It is a 19th Century portrait of former journalist and NSW politician Andrew Garran. The artwork is valued at between $80-100,000 and has sentimental and historical value. It has always been the property of the Garran family.

    This artwork is distinctive and would be recognisable by art dealers and Tom Roberts specialists.

2. Kippax mugging:

    ACT Policing has released a forensic facefit of one of the male offenders who threatened and robbed an 18-year-old man on Sunday morning (March 1) at the Kippax shops. The victim had withdrawn money from the ATM at the shops and was nearing his home on Denny Street in Latham about 11.50am when he approached by two males. One of the males threatened the victim with a black-handled knife and demanded his wallet. The victim took out his wallet and threw it over his backyard fence, then ran around the side of the house to recover it. However, in that time, one of the males had already jumped the fence and stolen the wallet. One of the male offenders is described as Caucasian, about 18 years of age, between 5’9” – 5’11” tall (175-180cm) tall, with olive skin, short blond hair, an athletic build, and wearing a light blue short-sleeved T-shirt and dark-coloured shorts. The second offender is described as Caucasian, about 18 years of age, between 5’9” – 5’11” (175-180cm) tall, with olive skin, dark brown hair, and wearing a dark short-sleeved T-shirt and dark shorts. He had a grey-black hooded jumper over his right shoulder.

(only there’s no facefit provided, in fact we’ve been having to rely on Crimestoppers because the only person in the AFP media unit who can work the interwebs appears to have been away on hols since 25 February. – UPDATE: Activity has returned a day later and the facefit is now available)

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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