Man forced to drive robbers around at knifepoint

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POLICE are searching for two men who carjacked a man at knife point and forced him to drive them across Canberra on Friday afternoon. 

Between 5.45pm and 6pm, a man driving a red Holden Commodore station wagon along Wanganeen Avenue, Ngunnawal stopped when he noticed a man standing in the middle of the road.

While the car was stopped, another man entered the vehicle and threatened the driver with a knife.

The man who had been impeding traffic then entered the vehicle and demanded the driver take them to Nicholls shops and withdraw a sum of cash from an ATM.

The man complied with the demand, drove to the Nicholls shops and withdrew the cash. The two men then demanded they be driven to Gold Creek. The two men exited the Commodore in the car park of the George Harcourt Inn, and fled the area, running towards the Barton Highway.

The first offender is described as Caucasian, around 180cm (5’11”) in height with a narrow face and pointed chin, dark eyebrows and believed to be aged in his mid-30s. At the time of the incident, he was clean shaven, wearing black pants, a “hoodie” and black gloves.

The second offender is described as Caucasian, around 170cm (5’7”) tall, with a round face, red “blotchy” skin and believed to be aged in his late-30s.  At the time he was wearing a dark hoodie and dark gloves.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Nicholls shops or Gold Creek at the time of the incident and may be able to assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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