- ACT Policing has arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman a number of times between Wednesday (December 3) and Saturday (December 7).
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group (TIG) will allege the first offence occurred at the man’s Oaks Estate home on Wednesday, after he invited the 21-year-old victim over after meeting at Woden Plaza.
It is alleged the man sexually assaulted the victim multiple times in the ACT before allegedly driving the victim to Sydney and then to Batemans Bay in New South Wales. The victim was then dropped off on Saturday (December 6) at Harden in New South Wales.
Around 2pm yesterday (December 7), with information obtained from NSW Police, ACT Policing arrested the alleged male offender as he was seen leaving his house.
He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (December 8) charged with sexual intercourse without consent and drugs charges.
2. RAID Marches On:
- ACT Policing is continuing to play an active role in the national Operation RAID (Remove All Impaired Drivers) breath and drug-affected driver detection program that was launched on November 21.
Last night (Saturday, December 6) 2,365 breath tests were conducted in the ACT with over 47 positive results. This is six more than last Saturday night (November 29) when 41 positive results were detected.
The highest result last night was returned by a 47-year-old man on Northbourne Avenue. His reading was more than four times the legal limit at 0.207.
Acting Superintendent Chris Sheehan says the results are disappointing.
“Police enforcement of all road laws will be active and visible as we enter this busy Christmas-New Year period.
“We are targeting drink driving in all areas of Canberra. Getting caught for drink-driving is not bad luck, it’s a crime,” A/Supt Sheehan said.
3. Police would like your help with a robbery of the Burns Club. Apparently there’s footage released somewhere, but not in the release announcing it.
- ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the community in identifying a male offender who robbed the Burns Club, Kambah on Friday morning (December 5).
The offender demanded that a staff member place a number of small numbered satchels, similar to pencil cases, and containing a significant amount of cash into a blue coloured sports bag. The offender then fled the club toward the rear exit.
The offender is described as being approximately 170cm (5’7″) tall of medium build, between 20 and 25 years of age, wearing a blue jacket and a grey beanie with a visor at the front and a stocking covering his face, he was carrying a blue coloured sports bag and spoke with an Australian accent.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen a male matching this description in the vicinity of the Burns Club in the early hours of Friday morning or may have seen any suspicious activity in the area to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.