Man to face court following aggravated robbery in Evatt

Facing Court

A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday 16 November 2020) following an aggravated robbery at a business in Evatt.

Police will allege that about 1.15pm on Friday (13 November) the man, armed with a knife, demanded cash from a staff member before he jumped the counter and opened the till, then fled on foot with a sum of cash.

The staff member chased the alleged offender to the front of the store where she sought assistance from two Icon Water employees who were at the shopping centre.

The Icon Water workers chased the man before cornering him on a foot path about 400 meters from the shop, and recovered some of the stolen cash before the man fled.

They returned to the store with the recovered cash.

Following a search warrant early this morning, the 23-year-old was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court on charge of aggravated robbery.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au