Man goes on three-week robbing spree

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ARMED with a knife, a Lyneham man, 35, has gone on a three-week robbing spree, targeting four Canberra stores. 

The first store was the North Lyneham Mini Mart on March 17, where he threatened the cashier with a knife and left with a sum of cash.

Weeks later, on Monday (April 2) at about 10.46am, he entered a Braddon Supermarket located on Lowanna Street. Producing a knife he demanded cash.

In a separate incident, the man allegedly entered a newsagency, on Wattle Street, Lyneham, at about 8.20am on Wednesday, April 4. The man walked around behind the register and produced a knife and demanded money but staff did not comply with the demands and the offender left.

Then, at about 8.35am on the same day, the man entered the O’Connor IGA Supermarket, approached the counter produced a knife and demanded cash. Staff complied and the offender fled on a push bike with cash.

Following a number of search warrants and investigations led by police, the man was arrested on Wednesday (April 4) evening and will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court today (April 6).

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