Witnesses sought; Curtin robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Curtin last night (Friday 12 June).

About 9pm, a man entered the Statesman Hotel drive-through bottle shop area on Strangways Street, Curtin. The man threatened staff with a knife, demanding cash and cigarettes. Staff complied with the demands and the offender stuffed cash and cigarettes into a pink reusable shopping bag. The man then fled on foot towards Theodore Street and left the area in the front passenger seat of a silver Ford Falcon sedan towards Cotter Road.

The man was described as being approximately 5’7” (170cm) tall, of a slim to medium build, wearing grey hooded trench coat, blue jeans, light coloured shoes, gloves and a black balaclava.

ACT Policing attended the scene and spoke with witnesses and sought CCTV from the area. Investigations are ongoing. 

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any suspicious activity in Curtin last night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Provide reference number 5813432. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.