ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a couple in John Knight Memorial Park, Townsend Place, Belconnen last night Monday, November 8.
About 10.40pm, the couple were sitting in their car when an unknown man opened the driver’s side door and held a knife towards one of the victims. The man demanded the male victim get out of the car while a second offender shone a torch into his face.
The two offenders demanded the couple’s mobile phones and wallets, which the male victim handed over. He then jumped back into his car next to his girlfriend and locked the doors.
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The man armed with the knife slashed the rear tyre of the car before leaving in an unknown direction with the other offender.
Neither of the two victims were injured as a result of the robbery.
The two male offenders are described as Caucasian and approximately 183cm (6’) tall. One of the males was wearing a grey hooded jumper at the time of the incident.
Anyone who was in the area of John Knight Memorial Park around the time of the incident who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
In the first week of November [November 1 to 8] 48 people have been caught drink driving, which is an increase on the average.
On average about 25 people are caught each week for drink driving on ACT roads. Last week statistics show an increase of over 50 per cent.
Of the 48 that returned positive results, 16 of the drivers have 0.02 limits. The highest reading for a 0.02 licence holder was 0.165 whilst the highest reading for a 0.05 licence holder was 0.174.
ACT Policing is focusing on drink driving for the months of November and December.
Superintendent Mark Colbran from ACT Policing Traffic Operations said: “Motorists have been warned. ACT Policing will be conducting random and targeted breath testing for the next two months, especially in the lead up to Christmas and New Years. If you drink and drive, chances are you will be caught”.