ACT Policing is investigating two separate incidents of assault in Braddon last night where a man produced a box cutter knife (Tuesday, August 6).
About 9:30pm police were called to Northbourne Flats where a 54-year-old man had received a stab wound to his leg from an unknown man.
The victim was walking home from Block 20 to his unit about 8.30pm when a man has approached him, demanding his wallet. The victim was then stabbed in the leg with a box cutter knife before the offender fled. The victim was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment.
About 10.30pm an 18-year-old woman was walking through Haig Park, towards Northbourne Flats, when she was grabbed from behind by a man. The man produced a box cutter knife and attempted to cut the strap of her handbag. The woman sustained a cut to her clothing and a small cut to her face.
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The man is described as being in his early 20s, approximately 178cm (5’10”) tall, with dark hair, wearing a dark coloured hooded top and Doc Martin boots.
Anyone who may have seen this man or can assist police with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]