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Men with knife and gun steal wallet and car in Melba

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery in Melba involving a gun and knife.

Police say at about 8am on Wednesday December 30, two men holding the weapons demanded the car keys off a driver outside the 7-Eleven on Melba Circuit.

One of the men police say were involved in an aggravated robbery and an attempted aggravated robbery in Melba on December 30.
One of the men police say were involved in an aggravated robbery and an attempted aggravated robbery in Melba on December 30. Photo: Supplied
 

UPDATE:Thanks Canberra! Following information received after our appeal for public assistance yesterday, officers located the stolen Toyota Camry in Giralang today (Friday 22 January). The vehicle has been seized and will be forensically examined. However, our appeal for public assistance to identify the two men in the CCTV continues. So, if you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au ______________________________________________WITNESSES SOUGHT TO INCIDENTS IN BELCONNENACT Policing is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two men involved in several incidents in Belconnen on Wednesday, 30 December 2015.About 8:05am, police responded to reports of an attempted aggravated robbery and an aggravated robbery by two males outside the 7-Eleven on Melba Circuit in Melba.About 8:00am, a driver was approached by the two offenders, one holding a gun and the other holding a knife. They made demands for the keys to the vehicle which were refused. The offenders then attempted to enter the 7-Eleven without success.The offenders approached a second vehicle, demanding the driver's wallet and for the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver complied and the two males fled in the vehicle, a 1989 white Toyota Camry with NSW registration ADB95M.A credit card from the wallet was used to make several purchases between 8:26am and 8:37am at Kaleen Superbarn, Kaleen Newsagency and Giralang 7-Eleven before the card was cancelled. The first offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 183cm (6'0") tall with a slim build and brown hair. He was wearing a 'Sushi Radio' t-shirt and red/pink shorts and black running shoes.The second offender was also Caucasian in appearance, approximately 183cm (6'0") tall with a slim build and brown hair. He was wearing grey tracksuit pants and white and black running shoes. Police are still seeking to locate the vehicle. Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5902901. Information can be provided anonymously.We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Posted by ACT Policing on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The offenders unsuccessfully tried to enter the 7-Eleven store after the driver refuses to hand over the keys.

The men demanded the wallet of a driver in a nearby car and told him to get out. The driver complied and they fled in the 1989 white Toyota Camry with NSW registration ADB95M.

They then used a stolen credit card from the wallet to buy several items between 8.26am and 8.37am at Kaleen Supabarn, Kaleen Newsagency and Giralang 7‑Eleven before the card was cancelled. 
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Both men were both described as caucasian, 183cm tall, with a slim build and brown hair.

The first offender was described as wearing a 'Sushi Radio' T-shirt, red/pink shorts and black running shoes.

The second man was wearing grey tracksuit pants and white and black running shoes.

Police found the stolen car on Friday afternoon after a tip off from the public, and said it was being examined. 

They urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Quote reference 5902901. Information can be provided anonymously.