Third offender to face court over Wanniassa attempted aggravated robbery

Facing Court

A 19-year-old Chisholm man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 4 July 2020) charged in relation to an attempted aggravated robbery in Wanniassa last month.

About 8.55pm on Sunday, 21 June 2020, two people allegedly approached a woman in the car park of the Erindale Shopping Centre, located on Comire Street, Wanniassa.

Police allege the pair demanded the woman hand over money, while one of the pair has threatened the woman with a knife.

After a brief struggle, the pair fled the scene empty-handed in a blue Suzuki Swift. It is alleged that the 19-year-old man before Court today was the driver of the vehicle.

An investigation by police led to the man being arrested at a residence in Chisholm about 4pm yesterday (Friday, 3 July 2020).

The man has been charged with one count of attempt aggravated robbery, and is expected to face Court today.

He is the third offender charged in relation to this incident.

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