ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two aggravated robberies which occurred in Curtin and Braddon overnight, November 12.
About 8.00pm yesterday a man armed with a knife entered the Blockbuster video store at Curtin shops and demanded staff hand over money from the till. The man departed the location with a sum of cash in a late 80s silver V8 Commodore which was waiting outside.
The offender is described as being of Caucasian appearance, around 30 years old, approximately 170cm (5’7) tall, with a slim build and brown facial stubble. The man was wearing sunglasses, a long-sleeved black jacket with a black hooded jumper underneath, blue tracksuit pants with a white stripe down each leg and white shoes with black soles.
The second incident, which appears to be unrelated to the first, occurred around 9.55pm yesterday when a man entered the Coles Express service station in Braddon and produced a firearm from a grey backpack and demanded money from the till. The man left the location with a sum of cash and cigarettes and was last seen heading in the direction of Haig Park.
The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, around 35-40 years old, with blue eyes, light-coloured hair and was unshaven. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a zip down the front.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity around Curtin Place, Curtin, or Mort Street, Braddon, or anyone who may know the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.