ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery where a security guard was stabbed at the Coles supermarket in Chisholm last night (Sunday, February 5).
Around 9.15pm the security guard received minor stab wounds to his shoulder after confronting two men who were allegedly attempting to steal alcohol from the store. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
A/Superintendent Bob Wynn urges those faced with this kind of situation not to physically confront offenders.
“We take the view that property can be replaced, people can’t,’ A/Superintendent Wynn said. “It is important that you ensure your own safety first and do as the offender asks. Once the offender has left, secure the premises, cordon off the immediate area and call the police”.
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The men fled with a quantity of alcohol.
The first offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 175cm (5’9”) tall, of medium build with short brown hair and wearing a black T-shirt.
The second offender is described as being Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance, approximately 170cm (5’7”) tall, a skinny to medium build with black hair and a black moustache.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and is yet to speak with police is urged 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.