Police seek witnesses and footage following Mawson robbery

Witnesses Sought

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage following a robbery in Mawson yesterday (Wednesday, 7 October 2020).

About 11.35am, a man dressed all in black opened the passenger door of a vehicle parked in a shopping centre carpark to steal a handbag while an elderly person was in the driver’s seat.

The man then ran to a parked stolen blue 2013 Subaru Forester bearing Queensland registration plates 898TOO. He entered the driver’s seat and drove towards Mawson Place.

A community member who witnessed the incident chased the vehicle, and attempted to open the driver’s side door of the Subaru while it was stopped in traffic at the intersection of Heard Street and Mawson Street. The vehicle sped off towards Mawson Place.

Police would like to speak to the man who attempted to stop the vehicle or any witnesses or people who have dash-cam or CCTV footage from around the time of the incident.

ACT Policing today recovered the stolen Subaru Forester.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6642672. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

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