Carjacking in Aranda

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ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred on William Hovell Drive, Aranda last night (Monday, 6 June).

Around 6.00pm, police received reports of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of William Hovell Drive and Coppings Crossing. Involved in the collision was a red Suzuki Vitara, containing two males and one female.

Police also received reports from that location that the male driver from the Suzuki Vitara, armed with a knife, approached a third vehicle which had stopped to assist. The man has made demands for the vehicle and both occupants complied and exited the vehicle.

The offender has conducted a U-turn and collected his two passengers. The offender continued south-bound towards the City in a red Honda Civic with ACT registration plates YGT63R.

The male driver is described as Mediterranean in appearance, 178cm (5’10”) tall, with dark features, stubble and a goatee-style beard and was wearing a black and white flannelette jacket.

The red Suzuki Vitara driven by the alleged offender involved in the collision was reported stolen.

Police are urging anyone who may have been in the Aranda area at the time or has any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please provide reference number 5970207. Information may be provided anonymously.

**Please note the date shown on the footage is incorrect**

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