1. Chisholm mugging:
- ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at the Chisholm Shopping Centre which occurred about 5.55pm on March 5.
During the incident, a 17-year-old male youth was approached by an unknown man whilst withdrawing money from an automatic teller machine (ATM). The offender verbally threatened the youth, and after walking him a short distance away from the ATM, produced a knife and demanded money.
The offender then concealed the knife and left the area with the money. The youth was not injured during the incident.
The offender is described as Caucasian, with a short light coloured beard and extremely short light brown hair, about 5’7” (170cm) tall, of medium build and aged between 35 and 45. He was wearing a large baggy purple shirt with white stripes along the left sleeve, dark baggy jeans and a dark blue bumbag with a Nike logo printed on the front. He was also sporting bruising around his left eye.
- ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred on the Monaro Highway about 12.10pm on March 8, during which a shot was fired from a moving vehicle.
A cyclist riding his bicycle in the north bound lane of the Monaro Highway, about 500 metres south of Royalla Drive, observed a passenger in a passing vehicle raise a rifle inside the car, and let off one shot out the passenger side window, whilst angling the weapon upwards.
Police investigations to date show nothing to suggest that the shot was aimed at the cyclist or that he was the intended target.
The vehicle is described as an older model (1980’s to 1990’s) white four-wheel-drive single cab utility with a tray back and fold down sides. The vehicle had wide, four-wheel-drive tyres, and possibly mag wheels or white rims. Two people were seen inside the vehicle.
The cyclist was wearing a bright yellow long sleeved T-shirt, black lycra shorts, a grey and black backpack and a red, white and gold helmet. He was riding a grey road bike.
At the time the shot was fired, two vehicles were travelling in front of the vehicle described, whilst two vehicles were also travelling close behind.
- ACT Policing is investigating the circumstances of an overnight vehicle collision that saw a Canberra taxi crash through the front window of a house in Atherton Street, Downer.
The incident, which occurred about 3.00am (March 9), resulted in significant structural damage to the brick house, with the taxi embedded into the master bedroom up to the windscreen. The occupants of the house were not home at the time.
The three passengers in the taxi were conveyed to The Canberra Hospital suffering minor injuries, whilst police have indentified the driver of the taxi as currently holding a suspended drivers licence. He will be charged in relation to that offence.
The ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will attend the scene today to conduct further inquiries.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au