ACT Policing is investigating two inner-city robberies that occurred on Sunday 7 June 2009.
About 4.30pm a man entered the Civic Video store on Lonsdale Street in Braddon and demanded money, threatening staff with a knife before making off in a white utility. An amount of cash was handed over.
He is described as 50-60 years old, wearing sunglasses, a beanie and a fluorescent jacket.
In a separate incident, three men wearing balaclavas threatened staff at the Braddon Club, on Donaldson Street, with a hand gun and a knife about 5.15pm, making off with a sum of cash.
Two of the men are described as being about 180cm in height, of medium build and wearing joggers. One man was wearing a beanie and a navy jumper. The men were seen leaving the area in a white station wagon, possibly a Sigma.
No staff members were injured during either of the incidents.
Detectives from the Territory Investigations Group are investigating the two incidents, which are being treated as unrelated as this stage.
Although Canberra is one of the safest cities in Australia, businesses are reminded to make sure adequate security measures are in place so they don’t present as a vulnerable target.
Police always advise employees not to challenge an armed offender should they find themselves in this situation, but to concentrate on the offenders physical appearance, clothing, mannerisms and mode of transport as this will be extremely helpful to investigating police.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers, anonymously if they wish.
Anybody with any information about this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Report Crime Online.