11 July 2022

Syringe, nail gun, hammer allegedly used in pharmacy robbery

| Claire Fenwicke
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A duo have fronted ACT Magistrates Court over an alleged aggravated robbery in O’Connor. Photo: File.

A duo is in custody following an alleged aggravated robbery at an O’Connor pharmacy over the weekend.

At about 10:45 pm on Sunday (10 July), police received reports two people were in the pharmacy armed with a syringe, nail gun and hammer demanding cash and prescription medications.

Officers said as they arrived on scene, two people fled in a stolen Toyota Hilux.

The vehicle was found at about 11 pm, but when police tried to stop the vehicle in Campbell it was allegedly driven away “erratically at high speed”.

Stop sticks were deployed on the Monaro Highway a short time later, where a 32-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were arrested.

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The male driver allegedly tested positive to a prescribed drug.

The pair fronted ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (11 July) where the man faced charges of aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon, possessing an offensive weapon with intent, failing to stop for police, disqualified driving, drug driving and riding/driving a motor vehicle without consent. He will appear again in court on 8 August.

The woman answered to charges of aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon, ride/drive motor vehicle without consent and possessing an offensive weapon with intent. She is due to appear in court again on 15 August.

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