July 16th, 2007 at 03:37am
Video Ezy in Weston Creek was robbed yesterday afternoon.
The report I have received indicates that the large male offender managed to barge through the locked front door of the store shortly after it closed for the day, whilst the two female shop attendants were finishing up their end of day procedures.
The offender got away with $225 in cash.
At present I don’t have a description of the offender other than him being rather large, and I normally wouldn’t report on such a robbery here, however the fact that the offender managed to barge through the locked front door of the Video Ezy store makes him potentially more dangerous than your average robber, and the story a lot more interesting.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Here is the press release from ACT Police:
ACT Policing is investigating an armed robbery at the Video Ezy store in Weston last night (July 15) around 10pm.
The offender initially knocked on the door of the closed store requesting access to hire a movie. When the staff declined to let him in, he produced a knife and kicked the glass door, gaining access to the store.
The offender then threatened the two female staff members with the knife and demanded cash. He is described as male, Caucasian, approximately 30 years old, 168cms (5’6”) tall wearing a dark jumper and pants.
Witnesses last saw the offender leaving the area on a bicycle.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen this male in the Weston Creek area around the time of the offence, or who may know the identity of the offender to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.