Police seeking witnesses to armed robbery in Torrens

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery that occurred in Torrens yesterday afternoon.

About 4.15pm (Friday, 10 May 2024), police received a report that a woman had been walking home when a white hatchback vehicle pulled up alongside.

A man exited the vehicle with a pair of secateurs (pruning scissors) and demanded the woman’s handbag. When she refused, the man grabbed the bag and a small struggle ensued.

The man eventually made off with the woman’s belongings and she received minor injuries to her hand.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance with a solid build and shaved head. He was wearing a black puffer jacket, black pants and white sneakers.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7745453. Information can be provided anonymously.



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

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