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Breaking News – Police chase through Belconnen

By 14 June 2006 34

At 1:30pm (10 minutes ago as I write this), what appeared to be a blue/grey late 80s model Magna came flying down Chandler St and turned, tires squealing and smoking, onto Benjamin Way in front of Belconnen Mall. The car was pursued by two unmarked Police cars into the Westfield multistorey carpark, with a third (marked) police car following along Chandler Street about 20 seconds later.

The perpetrators showed a marked disregard for human life by driving dangerously through an area heavy with lunch-time pedestrian traffic. One wonders if this was a deliberate ploy to increase the chances of the pursuing police calling off the chase.

Anyone else observe this? Presumably the full story will eventually become public.

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34 Responses to Breaking News – Police chase through Belconnen
#1
Absent Diane2:34 pm, 14 Jun 06

well it appears to be something I just missed… because I was driving that way at about exackery 1:30…

#2
capt_benno2:37 pm, 14 Jun 06

Fast and Furious: the Belco files

#3
ant2:45 pm, 14 Jun 06

It probably wasn’t all that noticable because so many Canberra people drive like that all the time! (and Queanbeyanites too).

#4
xman3:18 pm, 14 Jun 06

I was in the Mall at the time and did see four uniformed police types sprinting down the escalators at the food court end. I just thought someone must selling Krispy Kremes in the car park…

#5
ant3:21 pm, 14 Jun 06

Xman, when I see cops hurrying anywhere, I think of Glyn Nicholas’s profane cop, and happy hour at the doughnut shop.

#6
bonfire3:38 pm, 14 Jun 06

dunno if an 80′s magna would be my getaway car of choice.

maybe the quamby carpark had a limited selection ?

#7
Thumper3:59 pm, 14 Jun 06

A magna?

Kind of reminds me when Sideshow Bob stole the Wright brothers aircraft in the Simpsons and everyone was chasing him, at a crawling pace….

#8
jr5:09 pm, 14 Jun 06

I thought the Krispy Creme Doughnut place was in Woden not Belco…

#9
Absent Diane5:13 pm, 14 Jun 06

Maybe the cops had too many krappy kreme duffnuts and were a little hyperactive… maybe suffering hallucinations even…

#10
stanbowles8:07 pm, 14 Jun 06

Because cops like doughnuts! Well played riotacters, well played.

#11
Vic Bitterman11:12 pm, 14 Jun 06

Belco.

Nuff said.

#12
VYBerlinaV87:11 am, 15 Jun 06

So I’m guessing this has nothing to do with the motorcade led by about 20 police cars that stopped traffic on Commonwealth Avenue bridge yesterday arvo then?

#13
caf9:27 am, 15 Jun 06

I think there was some sort of Singaporean dignitary in town yesterday. Can’t find anything in the electronic media on it though.

#14
capt_benno9:31 am, 15 Jun 06

Caf, correct.

#15
johnboy9:53 am, 15 Jun 06

President of Singapore, question time got pushed back half an hour for his lunch.

#16
Thumper11:01 am, 15 Jun 06

That’s right, I read something about how he stated that they (Singapore) would not get rid of the death penalty.

#17
melsa1:32 pm, 30 Jan 13

I think this is the same guy that came flying down my side of the road on William Hovel at 1pm. I was driving North, he was going South – almost in my lane! Scary stuff – I thought he was going to drive into us. He was being followed by 2 marked police bikes at this point.

#18
Muttsybignuts2:14 pm, 30 Jan 13

^^ Has this police chase been going on for 6 1/2 years???

#19
Antagonist2:16 pm, 30 Jan 13

“Anyone else observe this? Presumably the full story will eventually become public.”

I can’t wait to go grammar police on the media release :)

In the meantime, I hope the offenders take a cactus to the rectum.

#20
MonarchRepublic2:27 pm, 30 Jan 13

Muttsybignuts said :

^^ Has this police chase been going on for 6 1/2 years???

Dammit! Beat me to it :)

And some people here claim the Cops in Canberra are lazy!

#21
melsa2:33 pm, 30 Jan 13

MonarchRepublic said :

Muttsybignuts said :

^^ Has this police chase been going on for 6 1/2 years???

Dammit! Beat me to it :)

And some people here claim the Cops in Canberra are lazy!

My Bad! I don’t know how to delete my comment, but the information matched my search… All except the date, which I didn’t notice until after the fact. Whoops!

#22
Jivrashia2:44 pm, 30 Jan 13

Muttsybignuts said :

^^ Has this police chase been going on for 6 1/2 years???

Prolly not. This breaking news has already been.

It’s BROKEN NEWS.

#23
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd4:09 pm, 30 Jan 13

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

#24
Skidd Marx4:27 pm, 30 Jan 13

Thumper said :

A magna?

Kind of reminds me when Sideshow Bob stole the Wright brothers aircraft in the Simpsons and everyone was chasing him, at a crawling pace….

A six-cylinder Magna is no slouch.

#25
Pork Hunt4:56 pm, 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

Source?

#26
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd6:07 pm, 30 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

Source?

You want source? Left click, view source code!

#27
poetix6:10 pm, 30 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

No, this is why some of us pay to subscribe.Then we have five useful minutes to delete anything out-of-date, silly, badly spelt or too nasty.

We smell like roses, I tell you…

#28
KB19718:46 pm, 30 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

Source?

Ctrl+Alt+F4

#29
swissbignose11:27 pm, 30 Jan 13

Skidd Marx said :

Thumper said :

A magna?

Kind of reminds me when Sideshow Bob stole the Wright brothers aircraft in the Simpsons and everyone was chasing him, at a crawling pace….

A six-cylinder Magna is no slouch.

A late 80′s Magna didn’t come in a six-cylinder. Unless you were deliberately aiming for a non sequitur. In which case, an espresso-ladened banana milkshake is awesome.

#30
thatsnotme12:06 am, 31 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

This is why we should have to have a license to interwebs

Source?

You want source? Left click, view source code!

Left click? And you call yourself a nerd!

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