23-year-old man to face court over aggravated robbery of Kambah IGA

Lachlan Roberts 24 August 2018

A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with aggravated robbery after two males armed with screwdrivers robbed Kambah IGA on Wednesday night (22 August).

Around 8 pm, the men entered the IGA Supermarket on Castley Circuit with screwdrivers and threatened staff before fleeing with a sum of cash, cigarettes and tobacco-related products.

They got into a ute parked a short distance and left the scene at speed. The males were described as wearing balaclava type garments, dark tops and gloves and they left the scene in a white, older model ute with a steel tray and yellow NSW registration plates.

On Thursday (23 August), police received information identifying a suspect for the robbery.

Using this information, police executed a search warrant at a premises in Monash, where they seized items matching those used by the offender during the aggravated robbery, while a Holden Rodeo utility located at the premises matched the description of a vehicle used as a getaway car.

A man was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

Detective Acting Station Sergeant Tony Crocker said the operation was another example of ACT Policing targeting and disrupting criminal activity within the community.

“This is a reminder that police will actively investigate crime in our community,” Detective Acting Station Sergeant Crocker said.

“This incident occurred on Wednesday night, and less than 48 hours later, we have a suspect facing court.

“I would like to commend our members and those who supplied information to the police.”

If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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