10 June 2022

Teenager charged with multiple aggravated robbery offences

| Evelyn Karatzas
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ACT Magistrates Court. Photo: file.

A 19-year-old will face the ACT Magistrates Court on multiple charges. Photo: File.

A 19-year-old Banks man has been arrested and charged after a series of aggravated robberies and property offences in May.

ACT Policing alleges the teenager was one of three people who entered a Banks home in the early hours of Saturday 21 May and stole keys, a wallet and a white Ford Ranger from the driveway.

The stolen cards were traced and indicated purchases made in Phillip, Nicholls and Murrumbateman.

Police allege the white Ford Ranger was then used in other aggravated robberies and attempted aggravated robberies in Isaacs, Phillip and Weston.

During these offences, weapons were produced and the drivers of two vehicles were threatened and then pursued by the Ford Ranger before they made their way to the Woden Police Station for safety.

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Police also allege that at 4:30 am that day, the vehicle and a weapon were used in a robbery in Duffy. In that incident a taxi was stolen after the driver was threatened.

The Ford Ranger was seized in Wagga Wagga later that morning, and a man was arrested.

Yesterday (9 June) the teenager was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his Banks home. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and is to appear in court today.

Charges will include two counts of aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon, attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary with intent to commit theft, joint commission take motor vehicle without permission, and obtaining property by deception.

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