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Alleged Belconnen Basher caught thanks to Crimestoppers

By 27 February 2013 13

As a result of information received from the public, ACT Policing has arrested and charged a man in relation to the robbery of a 75-year-old man on Saturday morning (February 23).

About 9.40am, the elderly man was followed from the Commonwealth Bank, where he had made a withdrawal, to the ground level Myer car park of Westfield Belconnen.

The alleged offender threw the man to the ground and kicked him several times. The offender fled after stealing the man’s wallet.

A 20-year-old Queensland man was charged with robbery and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning where bail will be opposed.

Belconnen Station Officer-In-Charge, Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said this arrest demonstrated the vital role members of the community play in assisting police to prevent crime and apprehend offenders.

“This is a positive result for ACT Policing that began with vigilant members of the public calling Crime Stoppers after seeing a facefit of the man in a media release that was sent out yesterday,” Sergeant Corbitt said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 Responses to Alleged Belconnen Basher caught thanks to Crimestoppers
#1
MERC60010:28 am, 27 Feb 13

Well that is good news. Lets hope that Qld have been looking for him and that he spends can time up there, and not here.

#2
pptvb10:31 am, 27 Feb 13

WIN!

#3
bundah10:35 am, 27 Feb 13

Well it appears the CCTV is high quality after all!

#4
Girt_Hindrance10:39 am, 27 Feb 13

Damn good result (so far.)
Hope the older Gent is recovering okay and keeps including himself out and about in the community.

#5
IrishPete10:57 am, 27 Feb 13

MERC600 said :

Well that is good news. Lets hope that Qld have been looking for him and that he spends can time up there, and not here.

Unlikely. Usually they will be dealt with for their offences here, serve their time (no sniggering) , then be extradited.

IP

#6
steveu11:20 am, 27 Feb 13

At least some chance of justice for the poor victim.

Huge pat on the back for the person(s) who supplied information to Crimestoppers. Well done.

#7
Ben_Dover11:33 am, 27 Feb 13

Should we run a poll on how long he’ll get?

I’m betting six months.

#8
Dilandach11:51 am, 27 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

Should we run a poll on how long he’ll get?

I’m betting six months.

Six months wholly suspended with a good behaviour bond.

#9
Girt_Hindrance12:20 pm, 27 Feb 13

Dilandach said :

Ben_Dover said :

Should we run a poll on how long he’ll get?

I’m betting six months.

Six months wholly suspended with a good behaviour bond.

With his various benefits paid throughout.

#10
Mr Evil12:47 pm, 27 Feb 13

Hopefully he’ll do every one a favour, and off himself in his cell!

#11
Pandy8:56 pm, 27 Feb 13

Mr Evil said :

Hopefully he’ll do every one a favour, and off himself in his cell!

Can I offer him my belt?

What a low life.

#12
IrishPete6:02 pm, 02 Mar 13

Girt_Hindrance said :

Dilandach said :

Ben_Dover said :

Should we run a poll on how long he’ll get?

I’m betting six months.

Six months wholly suspended with a good behaviour bond.

With his various benefits paid throughout.

Well, if he’s not in prison of course he’ll get his Centrelink benefits – if you leave people to starve they’re even more likely to behave like he did. But while in prison, on remand or sentenced, you get nothing from Centrelink.

IP

#13
m00nee8:36 pm, 02 Mar 13

IrishPete said :

Well, if he’s not in prison of course he’ll get his Centrelink benefits – if you leave people to starve they’re even more likely to behave like he did. But while in prison, on remand or sentenced, you get nothing from Centrelink.

IP

That is of course if he remembers to inform Centrelink of his change of circumstances.

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