ACT Policing has arrested five men overnight after a lengthy investigation into a number of aggravated robberies in the ACT.
On Thursday (December 1) investigations conducted by members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations revealed that the five men, all aged in their late teens, were planning on committing an aggravated robbery on a club in Canberra’s south.
On Thursday evening (December 8) three of the five men were seen by police approaching the front door of the club armed with knives and a hatchet. The three men, wearing disposable coveralls, attempted to gain entry to the locked club.
ACT Policing’s Specialist Response and Security members approached the men who were subsequently arrested out the front of the club. The other two men were seen leaving the area in a vehicle and were arrested after police stopped the vehicle a short distance away.
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All five men were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and will face the
ACT Magistrates Court, charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]