14 October 2019

Witnesses sought to Wanniassa aggravated robbery

| Michael Weaver
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Three young males are being sought by ACT Police following an unsuccessful robbery at Wanniassa on 9 October.

ACT Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged offence, which occurred at about 9:15 am last Wednesday.

Police attended the Wanniassa shops and spoke with a man who said he’d been approached and threatened by three young males a short time earlier on Longmore Crescent.

The offenders are alleged to have demanded the man’s bag and jewellery. During the incident, one of the offenders allegedly threatened the man with a knife.

The victim was able to run from the scene towards the Wanniassa shops without handing over his possessions. He was not pursued by the offenders.

All three offenders are described as being in their mid-late teens.

The offender who produced the knife is described as about 170 cm (5’7”) tall with a stocky build, wearing a white jumper with a red bandana across his face.

The other two offenders are described as about 165 cm (5’5”) tall, each with a thin build, wearing dark hooded jumpers with red bandanas across their faces.

Anyone with information that could assist police, including CCTV or dash-cam footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6447112. Information can be provided anonymously.

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