Witnesses wanted to Reid assault

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the assault and robbery of a 21-year-old woman in Reid in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 22).

The woman had been walking on Corranderrk St, Reid around 5.15am on Sunday when she noticed a man following her.

She was physically accosted by the man in parkland off Currong Street South, who then grabbed her mobile phone and ran off. She started to run after the offender to retrieve the phone and lost sight of him near Monterey Apartments.

The stolen phone was later found by police in a garden bed on Currong Street, and has been submitted for forensic analysis.

The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, with a short “buzz-cut” hairstyle, slight taller than 167cm (5’6”) tall, with broad shoulders, and wearing jeans and a button-up shirt.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident, seen this suspicious male in the Reid area around the time of the incident, or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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