Two men arrested for Calwell aggravated robbery

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Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court following an attempted aggravated robbery at the Woolworths Supermarket in Calwell on Saturday evening (28 December, 2019).

It will be alleged that about 9.40pm the two men entered the supermarket armed with knives and demanded money.

Several members of the public intervened, and one of the offenders fled the scene on foot.

During a short scuffle, one of the members of the public received a laceration to one hand before the second offender dropped his knife. That offender was then restrained and prevented from leaving the store until police arrived a short time later.

Following a report from another member of the public, the first alleged offender was found hiding in a nearby garage and arrested. The 24-year-old man will face charges of joint commission of aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon, trespass, and breach of intensive correction order.

The second alleged offender, a 27-year-old man will face charges of joint commission of aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon and breach of parole.

The men will be remanded in custody and face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, 30 December 2019.

ACT Policing would like to thank the members of the public who provided information and assistance to police that aided in these apprehensions.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6478681. Information can be provided anonymously.

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