Short couple on a crime spree in Canberra’s south

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ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses following three aggravated robberies in South Canberra this morning (Thursday, 4 August).

About 2.10am, two alleged offenders, a male and a female attended the BP service station on the corner of Ipswich Street and Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick. The female offender, who was armed with a knife, entered the service station making demands for cash and cigarettes. The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash, before the offenders fled the scene on a motorcycle with an “L” plate attached.

About 2.15am the offenders then attended the Seven Eleven service station on Canberra Avenue. The female forcefully gained entry to the service station and attempted to open the cash register. The female left in a grey coloured Toyota Hilux utility. The male fled the scene on the motorcycle.

About 2.30am the offenders attended the Woolworths Service Station on Sheppard Street, Hume, again on the motorcycle. The woman forced entry into the service station, armed with a knife and approached the staff member demanding cash, striking the staff member with the knife in his face, wounding him. The staff member complied and handed over a sum of cash, before the offenders fled the scene.

The woman is described as about 160cm (5’2”) tall and slim build.

The male is described as about 160cm tall (5’2”) tall and solid build.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please provide reference number 5994875. Information may be provided anonymously.

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