Media release

Call for information – Aggravated robbery – Darwin City


Northern Territory Police are calling for any witnesses to an aggravated robbery in the Darwin CBD early on Saturday 14 May 2022.

At around 5:20am, a 20-year-old male victim attended a takeaway food outlet on Mitchell St when he was approached by an unknown male who had been parked nearby in a blue Toyota Camry.

The men exchanged a few words before the offender allegedly punched the victim in the face. The victim retreated through an arcade to the rear of the complex, where the offender and another two unknown men chased him. The victim was knocked to the ground and then allegedly assaulted with an unknown edged weapon. The victim’s watch and baseball cap were stolen during the assault. The victim received minor wounds and was given First Aid by two bystanders.

The offenders ran back to the car and fled the area.

The offenders are described as:

  • Offender 1 – Aboriginal male, mid 20s, solid build, wearing a black t-shirt with a white motif and black shorts
  • Offender 2 – Aboriginal male, mid 20s, slim build, wearing a West Coast Eagles t‑shirt, dark shorts, black cap and curly hair
  • Offender 3 - Aboriginal male, mid 20s, solid build, wearing a red hooded jumper, black and white patterned shorts, curly collar length black hair.

Senior Constable First Class Jennifer Sharma said, “Crime detectives are reviewing CCTV from the area and we are calling on anyone who was in the vicinity that may have witnessed the incident or who has any other information to contact police on 131 444. Please quote reference 10007374.

“In particular we’d like to speak with the two men who assisted the victim and offered First Aid.”

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