Police seeking to locate bottle shop robber

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Update at 8.35am Friday, 1 March 2024 - Thank you Canberra, the man we posted about on Wednesday has been located and charged with aggravated robbery (offensive weapon), assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possess offensive weapon with intent, aggravated burglary - intent to commit theft, joint commission theft, and destroy/damage property. He is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, 1 March 2024). 


ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to locate a man who attempted to rob a Mitchell bottle shop earlier this month.   

About 5.05pm on Friday, 16 February 2024, police allege Mitchell Jacka made demands for cash from the till at a Mitchell bottle shop while brandishing a knife.

The staff member complied with the demand before fleeing the shop and seeking assistance. In the process of fleeing, she was injured as she fell from the counter.

Soon after, a nearby shopkeeper and others attended the bottle shop and engaged with Mr Jacka. He eventually dropped the items in his possession and fled the scene.

Following extensive enquiries, ACT Policing is today seeking public assistance to locate Mitchell Jacka. He is considered a threat to the community and should not be approached.

Anyone that can confirm his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote INV-6498. Information can be provided anonymously. 




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

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