ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen last night, (Thursday July 5).
Two employees were taking a cigarette break out the front of the store when two men ran into the store from an alleyway. The two men ran behind the counter and attempted to open the two tills themselves without success.
One of the men ran back outside holding a knife towards one of the employees saying “give me all the money,” to which the employee went into the store and handed over the notes in the till. The offenders then demanded cigarettes, which were also handed over; they then left the store in an unknown direction.
The first male is described as having a slim build, 170-175cm tall, olive skin, wearing a grey jumper with a white logo on the right shoulder, dark track pants with two brown stripes down the leg, blue underwear, black gloves, light coloured shoes and a white scarf/shirt around his neck covering his face. He spoke with an Australian accent.
The second male is described as having a large overweight build, 180-185cm tall, wearing a dark zip hooded jacket, dark blue long pants (possibly denim), white and dark coloured shoes (similar to a Dunlop volley), white gloves and a mask over his head similar to the mask worn in the movie ‘scream’.
Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery 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.