Call for witnesses – Robbery – Tennant Creek

Police in Tennant Creek are seeking witnesses to an alleged robbery that occurred on Saturday 18 August 2018. A 34-year-old male has been arrested and charged over the incident.

Between 5:20pm and 5:30pm a 67-year-old male was allegedly caused to fall off his bicycle while stopped at the intersection of Paterson Street and Kathleen Street. The alleged offender, also travelling on a bicycle, then took the victim’s cask of wine and fled in the opposite direction, Northern Territory Police say.

Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on the alleged offender.

“While the injuries sustained by the victim were minor, it’s concerning that such a brazen attack would occur in our community,” said Detective Acting Sergeant Karl Gundersen.

“We are committed to keeping people safe and we urge anyone with information to come forward.”

The alleged offender is described as 34-year-old Aboriginal male and at the time, was wearing black shoes with a white sole, cargo shorts, a grey short-sleeved shirt with black sleeves and two white stripes. He is approximately 163cm tall and was riding a medium sized push bike.

The victim is a 67-year-old Caucasian male who was wearing a bright yellow baseball cap. He was riding a large push bike with a basket on the front.

If you believe you have information which may assist police with their investigations, please call 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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