ACT Policing is investigating an incident in which three men were threatened with a taser after they came upon a man breaking into their car in Civic yesterday (October 18).
About 7.15pm police attended the Civic Pool car park located on Constitution Avenue, Civic. Police were advised the victim, a 19-year-old Gilmore man, had returned to his vehicle with two friends to find the driver’s side door open. As they approached they saw a man rummaging through the contents of the vehicle.
The offender got out and was surrounded by the victims. The offender then reached into his pocket and produced a small black rectangular object from his pocket saying he had a taser. The victims then backed away and the offender ran and got into a red Holden Barina. Two other males were inside the vehicle. Police checks on the Barina show it to have been stolen.
The male offender was described as being around 30 years-old, 5’9” to 5’11” (175-180cm) tall, with a slim build, pale complexion, scarred face, short stubble and missing front teeth. He was wearing blue jeans, white sneakers, a dark blue hooded jumper and a blue baseball cap.
One of the men inside the Barina was described as about 20 years old with short bleach blond hair while the other Caucasian in the vehicle was aged in his late 20s.
AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the Civic Pool area yesterday evening to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report it via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
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.