A 22-year-old Hughes man and a 26-year-old Chapman man have been arrested by ACT Policing for two recent Southside aggravated robberies.
In the first incident around 7.15pm on Sunday (October 14), a man was walking along Coxen Street in Hughes, when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the man and stole his wallet and cash. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment of injuries to his nose.
In a separate incident around 1.30pm yesterday (Monday, October 15), the two men assaulted a male teenager at the Woden Skate Park, and stole his wallet. The teenager received minor injuries during the assault.
Detectives from Criminal Investigations executed a search warrant at a unit in Hughes today (Tuesday, October 16) and arrested the two men. During the search warrants, detectives seized property reported stolen, consisting of clothing and identification belonging to the victims.
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Detective Acting Superintendent Bob Wynn said the arrest of the two men can be put down to the accuracy of the information that was provided to police.
“With the information provided by the public, we were able to locate and take the offenders into custody in a timely manner.”
The two men were taken to the ACT Watch House, where they were charged with two counts aggravated robbery. They will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 17).