- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (May 2).
Around 11.30pm a 23-year-old Chifley man was standing at a bus shelter near the intersection of Summerland Circuit and Mannheim Street when he was approached by two men. One of the men held a screwdriver up to the victim’s neck and stole his iPod.
The victim was not injured in the incident.
The offender with the screwdriver was described as in his early 20s, around 5’ 9” (175cm) tall; with a solid build and wearing a dark-coloured, long-sleeve, hooded jumper pulled over his head and dark tracksuit pants. He was also wearing a dark bandanna which concealed his face.
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The second offender was also described as in his early 20s, about 6’ 2” (188cm) tall; with a solid build and wearing a yellow, long-sleeve, hooded jumper pulled over his head and dark tracksuit pants. His face was also concealed with a bandanna and he was wielding a tree branch about one meter in length.
The offenders fled in the direction of Village Creek Primary School on Summerland Circuit.
Police would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who may know the identity of the offenders to contact [them]
- An ACT Policing officer sustained hand injuries during a fracas in Lhotsky St, Charnwood on Saturday, May 2.
The incident began around 10.50pm when police were patrolling the Charnwood area in response to an earlier report of a “road rage” incident in which a vehicle had been damaged.
During the patrol, police stopped on Lhotsky St to firstly question a group of teenagers and the driver of a blue 4WD.
While questioning the driver, a vehicle stopped directly behind the 4WD. A man exited that vehicle while aggressively brandishing a metal steering wheel lock and threatening the group of teenagers with it.
The man refused repeated instructions by police to drop the metal bar and police used Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray in an attempt to subdue him. The 17-year-old Charnwood man then complied, was arrested and will be charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent to commit harm.
The situation escalated however, when driver of the 4WD – a 35-year-old man from Charnwood – interceded and aggressively attempted to prevent the arrest.
Police were again forced to use OC spray but the man refused to comply with police instructions and actively resisted arrest. A struggle ensued in which a female police officer’s hand was injured.
The 35-year-old Charnwood man was arrested and later released. He will be charged with two counts of resisting arrest and one count of causing harm to a Commonwealth official.
Both men have been summonsed to appear in court on May 12.
Police are making further enquiries about the previous “road rage” incident.
- ACT Policing’s Territory Investigation Group is investigating a suspicious fire at the Coles Supermarket in Belconnen around 6.10pm May 3, 2009
Coles staff members were alerted to the blaze in the biscuit aisle and began evacuating customers and staff.
ACT Fire Brigade attended the scene and quickly extinguished the flames. Due to the large amount of smoke the Westfield shopping centre was evacuated. No one was injured during the incident.
The estimated damage bill is $50,000.
AFP Forensic Services has examined the scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Police would urge anyone who witnessed the cause of the fire or who can assist police with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.