Macquarie aggravated robbery; witnesses sought

Release Date: Thursday, March 29 2012, 09:28 AM

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Macquarie early this morning (March 29).

About 12.05am, two men armed with knives entered the club and approached a staff member while making demands for cash.

The staff member complied with the demands and provided the men with a sum of cash. The two men fled the club via a side door which exits to the car park behind the club.

The first man is described as 5’11 (180cm) in height and was wearing a black ‘hoodie’, grey pants, white gloves and sneakers.  His face was concealed by a brown mask.

The other man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, around 5’7” (170cm) in height, wearing a black ‘hoodie’, grey pants and white sneakers with black stripes. 

Anyone who was in the area at the time or who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.