Crime Stoppers

Stealing with violence - Alice Springs

Thursday 06-Sep-2018 09:35

Northern Territory Police are seeking public assistance in relation to an incident of stealing with violence in Alice Springs this morning.

It is alleged around 5am a driver was sitting in his parked vehicle on Renner Street when a white SUV drove up and stopped next to his vehicle.

It is alleged two males armed with shovels got out of the SUV vehicle and opened his car door demanding money.

One of the males grabbed a coin dispenser from the driver and the keys to his vehicle before returning to the car and driving off.

The 55-year-old driver sustained a minor injury to his head during the incident.

Senior Constable Keryn Goymer from Strike Force WINX said Police are calling for anyone who observed a white SUV in the area of Renner Street, Eastside at that time, to contact them.

“Our investigations so far have indicate the vehicle is possibly a Kia Sportage which has been reported as stolen from a residence in Araluen overnight.

“The description provided to Police describes the offenders as being of Indigenous in appearance, both of a skinny build and around 17 or 18-years-old and wearing hooded jumpers at the time of the incident.

Anyone with further information that may assist with Police investigations is urged to contact Police on 131 444 or can do so anonymously on 1800 333 000.