Media release

Call for witnesses – Aggravated robbery – Alice Springs


Northern Territory Police are calling for witnesses after an aggravated robbery in Alice Springs yesterday.

At 11am, police received reports that a group of up to 5 males entered a business on Herbert Heritage Drive, Braitling, armed with weapons. The group allegedly threatened a female employee with an edged weapon before physically assaulting her and stealing her phone and a quantity of alcohol. The group fled the scene in a red Holden commodore.

The offenders were described as of aboriginal appearance and aged in their 20’s.

A male employee followed the commodore in his vehicle, with his white Toyota utility colliding with the commodore a short time later on the Stuart Highway near the intersection of Basso Road.

The occupants of the commodore allegedly threatened the man with an edged weapon before assaulting him with a blunt weapon and fleeing the area on foot. The man was treated for facial injuries.  

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Janice Kershaw said “This business was unlawfully entered the previous night and the employees were in attendance yesterday cleaning up when this incident occurred.

“Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch are currently investigating and calling for anyone with information to come forward.

“Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents, especially if you have dash-cam footage, is urged to make contact on 131 444. You can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”