Video store robbed at gunpoint

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A 33-year-old Palmerston man will face court today after allegedly robbing a Gungahlin video store by gunpoint. 

Around 11.05am on Saturday the man entered the Civic Video Gungahlin store and threatened a staff member with an object wrapped in a plastic bag, claimed to be a handgun, demanding cash.

The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash.

Police attended shortly after and reviewed CCTV footage of the area. Based on information gathered, police arrested a man in Palmerston before executing a search warrant on a nearby house in Kosciuszko Avenue where items were seized in relation to the offence.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a prohibited substance.

He will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today where police will oppose bail.

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