Pair assaulted by knife-wielding man in Braddon
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Pair assaulted by knife-wielding man in Braddon

A man has been stabbed and a woman wounded in two separate assaults by a man armed with a box cutter in Braddon on Tuesday.

Police said a 54-year-old man was walking home to his Northbourne Flats unit when he was approached by a man wearing a dark coloured hooded top and Doc Martin boots about 8.30pm.

The offender demanded the man’s wallet before stabbing the victim in the leg with a box-cutter. The offender fled and the victim was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment.

About two hours later, an 18-year-old woman was walking through Haig Park towards Northbourne Flats when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

The man produced a box-cutter knife and attempted to cut the strap of her handbag, leaving a small cut on the teenager’s face in the process.

The man has been described as being in his early 20s and approximately 178cm tall, with dark hair.

ACT Policing ask anyone who may have seen this man or can assist police with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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