Woman robbed of handbag; witnesses sought

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Gungahlin this morning (Monday, 20 July).

Around 9am a woman was walking towards the Big W loading dock (opposite a public car park) in Gungahlin when a male person ran up behind her and grabbed her handbag.

A brief struggle occurred with the male threatening the woman before fleeing the scene with the woman’s handbag.  He was last seen getting into a dark coloured vehicle, which sped off erratically turning left off The Valley Way and onto Gungahlin Drive.  

Acting Station Sergeant Chris Bird from Gungahlin Station said this incident was a cowardly attack.

“ACT Policing treats all robberies seriously, but this type of incident where a member of the public is going about her daily business and is confronted in such a cowardly manner is disturbing. We’re calling on the public’s assistance to help us identify the offender,” Acting Station Sergeant Bird said.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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