ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old man following an attempted aggravated robbery at Dominos Pizza in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon (June 5).
Around 5.15pm the man entered the store in Yallourn Street armed with a blood filled syringe. With his face concealed, he demanded an amount of cash from one of the store’s employees.
The male employee refused to hand over any money and instead chased the offender from the store. The employee continued to chase the offender across Canberra Avenue until the offender entered a unit in the Canberra South Motor Park.
A short time later police located the offender at a unit within the caravan park. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the City Police Station.
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Detective Sergeant Tony Crocker said that while the victim’s actions contributed to the arrest, personal safety should be fully considered in incidents such as this.
“Although the actions of the employee enabled police to identify the offender and make a quick arrest, the safety of any victim is always our number one priority,” he said.
The man was charged with attempted aggravated robbery and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today.