18 October 2018

Two Canberra men to face court after armed robbery spree

| Lachlan Roberts
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Two Canberra men will appear in court this morning (18 October) after an overnight crime spree across the border.

Around 11:15 pm on Tuesday (16 October), two knife-wielding men entered Eaglehawk’s United Petrol service station just outside the ACT border and threatened the attendant.

The men escaped with a quantity of cash, cigarettes and a cordless phone.

Four hours later, the two men entered a service station at Queanbeyan and threatened the attendant with a knife. The men fled with cash, cigarettes, a laptop computer and phones.

No one was physically injured during the robberies.

Officers from Monaro Police District were called to both incidents and commenced their inquiries.

Around 5:15 am on Wednesday (17 October) police arrested two men at a licenced club in Queanbeyan and seized a hire car. Police will allege that officers searched and seized several items from the vehicle which will undergo further forensic analysis.

The two men, 24 and 26-years-old from the ACT, were conveyed to Queanbeyan Police Station.

They were later charged with robbery whilst armed in company (x 2) and refused bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court today.

Inquiries into the incidents continue.

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