ACT Policing is calling for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Chifley in the early hours of Monday morning (10 November).
About 12.10am, a man was walking home from work when he was attacked at the intersection of Salmond Street and Riley Place, Chifley by three men and two women.
The man was grabbed by the throat and repeatedly punched by the men, when a woman struck him in the back of the head with a bottle.
The man suffered abrasions and bruising during the incident and had his phone stolen. The phone was a black Nokia Lumia 1320 in a black silicone case with two ‘Apple’ brand stickers and an Intel I3 computer decal on the case.
All offenders were Caucasian, under the age of 25 with Australian accents and likely to be intoxicated.
The driver was a man, aged 22-25-years-old, 5’9” (175cm) tall, medium build, brown facial hair, wearing a white jumper.
The man in the front passenger seat was 18-20-years-old, 6’ (183cm) tall, skinny build, clean shaven with light brown/blonde hair, wearing a bright orange or red jumper and a dark cap.
The female was described as 18-19-years-old, 5’9” (175cm) tall, skinny build, mildly tanned with long dark hair, wearing a brown and black top.
The offenders left the area in an older model white sedan with an ACT plates including the letters YNK. The victim threw a bucket of white paint onto the front and driver side of the car as it left Riley Place, causing it to crash into a gutter and damage the front passenger side wheel as it drove off.
Witnesses in the area heard yelling and screaming from the offenders, one of which was referred to as ‘Stephen’.
A number of items were left at the scene and are currently being examined by AFP Forensics. In particular, a dark green camouflage New York Yankees cap, worn by one of the male offenders.
If you have information that may assist investigators, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online via ACT Crime Stoppers. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing Media Release)
Photo – Cap worn by offender