Woman robbed at knifepoint in city park
A woman was robbed at knifepoint in an inner north park last night by a man with a strange walk and spit around his mouth, police have said.
The robbery occurred about 5.20pm yesterday in Glebe Park in Reid, just on the edge of the city. Police said the woman was walking through the park towards the gate at the intersection of Corranderrk and Amaroo Streets, when a man wielding a knife approached her and demanded money.
The woman handed over a sum of cash, and the offender walked away, leaving the woman uninjured.
The woman then then flagged down a man driving a white van on Corranderrk Street, however the driver could not understand what she was saying and drove away.
The offender has been described as having a strange walk, in which he dragged his feet, and as having a large amount of spit around his mout when he spoke. He also had an "unusually thin" bottom lip, a small face and eyes and low eyebrows, police said. He may have had an Australian accent.
The offender is described as 170cm tall, very skinny and weak looking, and about 25-years-old. He was wearing a light grey coloured beanie and plain light grey hooded jumper, black pants and slip on shoes.
Police are asking that anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.