Witnesses sought following teens taxi theft

Seeking witnesses

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to incidents prior to an aggravated robbery in which a taxi was stolen at knifepoint early on Sunday morning (30 January 2022).  

About 6.00am on Sunday (30 January 2022) two teen boys allegedly stopped a taxi and stole it at knifepoint while on Ashley Drive in Gowrie.  

The taxi was recovered a short time later in Banks and following a search by police, the two 16-year-olds were located and charged with aggravated robbery.  

Police believe the teens approached a number of vehicles in the Wanniassa, Monash and Gowrie area prior to the incident and are seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage relating to these activities.  

Anyone with information that can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote7024458  

Media enquiries 

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

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