Crimestoppers: Witnesses sought to weekend aggravated robberies (19 June 2010)

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to four aggravated robberies that occurred over the weekend, with two occurring in Dickson, one in Red Hill and one in Woden.

About 1.25am on Saturday 19 June, four males were walking along Antill Street, Dickson, when they were approached by five males. As the four males attempted to walk through the group an assault has occurred. One of the victims has had his backpack taken from him by two of the offenders and a wallet was stolen from another victim.

About 10.45pm on Saturday 19 June, a 22-year-old male of Asian appearance was pulled from his bicycle and punched in the face by up to four males at the Dickson shops. The victim’s glasses were dislodged during the assault and due to his poor eyesight he was unable to provide further descriptions of the offenders. The offenders took off into a nearby car park with the victim’s money. They were seen to get into two vehicles, one a sedan and the other a utility (ute).

About 11pm on Saturday 19 June, a 29-year-old female was walking along Cygnet Crescent, Red Hill, with two friends when the occupants of a blue Holden Commodore approached them. The occupants of the car consisted of one male and three females. The male has chased one of the friends while one of the females has grabbed the victim, struck her and dragged her to the ground. The victim’s purse, mobile phone and camera were stolen from her before the offending female entered the blue Commodore and left the area.

On Sunday 20 June, police arrested a juvenile female alleged to have stolen a backpack from a person at the Woden Bus Interchange that day. The juvenile has been remanded to appear in the Children’s Court at a later date. Police are calling for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging any witnesses to the aggravated robberies who have not yet spoken to police or who can provide any other information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on 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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