- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Civic today (Sunday, July 5).
Around 6am a 45-year-old male victim was approached by a man holding a knife on City Walk between Akuna Street and Binara Street, Civic.
The offender demanded money and the victim opened his wallet. The offender stole a small sum of cash and fled in the direction of the Canberra Casino.
Police immediately attended and searched the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
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The offender is described as Caucasian with fair hair and was wearing a black hooded top and black pants.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity on City Walk around 6am to contact Crime Stoppers.
- A 25-year-old man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with cannabis cultivation and trafficking offences after police executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on a Knaggs St, Page residence yesterday afternoon (Sunday, July 5).
During the early search, Territory Investigations Group detectives, Specialist Response and Security (SRS) and AFP
The hydroponic setup found inside the garage
Forensic Services officers identified four bedrooms and a large garage in the home which it will be alleged were equipped for growing hydroponic cannabis.
Police seized about 40 mature cannabis plants, each more than a 1.5 metres tall and ready for harvesting, as well as about 40 cannabis seedlings.
Police also seized about 30kgs of cannabis and about 2kg of cannabis “head” in vacuum sealed bags, as well as specialised cultivation equipment.
The estimated street value of the drugs haul is around $200,000.
Police will also allege that electricity supply to the home had been tampered with, and the supply diverted around the meter box. Thousands of dollars worth of electricity is suspected to have been stolen to power the hydroponic cultivation.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity in Knaggs Street, Page, to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.