Witnesses sought to Rivett assaults

Seeking witnesses

 ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a pair of alleged assaults that occurred in Rivett last Saturday evening (4 March 2023).   

About 7.45pm, a woman was allegedly assaulted by a 30-year-old man at a residence on Lomatia Place, where the man allegedly also stole a sum of money.  

A short time later, the man and woman departed the location, before the man allegedly assaulted the woman again near the Rivett Oval playground. 

A member of the public - a man who was at the playground with his family - is believed to have intervened in this assault, causing the alleged offender to flee the scene on foot.  

The victim has then sought assistance at a nearby aged care facility on Bangalay Crescent.  

The alleged offender was subsequently arrested at a shopping centre in Weston on the afternoon of Sunday, 5 March 2023. He appeared in court on Monday, 6 March charged with aggravated common assault and minor theft.  

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed these assaults, specifically the man who intervened in the second assault, and anyone from the nearby aged care facility who witnessed the incident.  

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or on the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 7368679. 


Media enquiries 

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

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