If so, did you see a group of people, three of whom had bicycles? Can you describe any of the people on bicycles?
If the answer is yes, please contact ACT Police. The three bicycled aboriginal thugs attacked me and stole $50, plus my phone and iPod.
It’s unlikely that I’ll see any of the stolen stuff again, but it would be nice if the police were able to catch up with the three thugs at some stage.
If you’re wondering, I’ll be OK. I was punched in the nose, but the bleeding stopped after a short time. It still hurts, and I will see a doctor about it…but on the whole, I’m just lucky that they didn’t have (or at least produce) any weapons.
It is now fair to say that this year is not in the running for “my favourite year of all time”.
Update: The police media unit has been rather busy today with a number of press releases, so I’m rather pleased that my press release has not only gone out to the media, but is online .
Police seek witnesses to Barton robbery
Monday, 19 October 2009
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a 22-year-old Reid man which occurred near the Kings Avenue Bridge, Barton, last night (October 18).
The victim left work around 11.20pm and began to walk home. When he reached the south-end of the Kings Avenue Bridge he was approached by three males on push bikes.
The three males demanded money and the victim handed over $50. They also stole his iPod and mobile telephone. During the robbery the victim was punched once in the nose by the youngest offender, causing it to bleed.
All three offenders were described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance. Two were described as being around 18 years old and the third around 14 years old.
Once the offenders left the victim hailed down a taxi and was dropped at City Police Station. Woden Patrols searched the area a short time later but were unable to locate any persons of interest.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the Kings Avenue Bridge area overnight to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report it via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
Also I’ll be chatting with Mike Welsh about the robbery on 2CC this afternoon. I’m heading off to the doctor so we’re pre-recording the interview, and I therefore don’t know what time it will go to air. Between 3pm and 6pm on 2CC  anyway.