Crimestoppers: Witnesses sought to two aggravated robberies (7 February 2010)

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two aggravated robberies which occurred in the inner north of Canberra yesterday (February 7).

About 4:15am a 24-year-old O’Connor woman and a 27-year-old Wanniassa man were walking along Moorehouse Street in O’Connor when they were approached and surrounded by a group of men near the intersection of Robinson Street.

The men demanded personal property from the victims and produced a knife when they refused. On production of the knife the victims handed over their wallets containing credit cards and cash.

The offenders were described as being in their late teens and of Caucasian and ethnic backgrounds. The group of men fled the scene in two vehicles parked on Robinson Street. One vehicle was a white older model Toyota Corolla and the other a Holden Commodore.

Then around 5:42am a 22-year-old Watson man and another 26-year-old Watson man were walking along City Walk in Civic when they were approached by five to six men who demanded their wallets and phones. The 26-year-old victim refused and was assaulted by the men. The other victim attempted to intervene and he too, was assaulted before the offenders removed cash from his wallet and fled the area. Both victims sustained minor abrasions around the face and head.

ACT Policing’s is investigating any possible links between the two aggravated robberies and is urging anyone who may have witnessed either incident or be able to assist with the identification of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the 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.

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