Chalk another one up to CCTV

By 27 December, 2013 6

ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Weetangera man following an aggravated robbery in Pearce yesterday (Thursday, 26 December).

Around 1.40pm the man entered the Pearce Foodworks supermarket and threatened a staff member with an object claimed to be handgun, demanding cash and cigarettes.

The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash and cigarettes.

Police attended shortly after and reviewed CCTV footage of the area. Based on information gathered, police conducted a search and arrested a man in Kingston before executing a search warrant on a nearby car in relation to the offence.

The arrested man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with aggravated robbery.

He will face ACT Magistrate’s Court today. Police will oppose bail.

Investigations are continuing.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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6 Responses to Chalk another one up to CCTV
#1
dpm9:39 am, 27 Dec 13

I’m guessing ‘known to police’? What are the odds he was out on bail or good behaviour?

#2
maxblues10:07 am, 27 Dec 13

More great work by ACT Policing, they have had an impressive year.

#3
bd8410:37 am, 27 Dec 13

Papalii again after having a bit too much Christmas cheer?

Same place and method if demand as the past 2 robberies there in the last week or so…

Feel sorry for the staff and owners.. Should do a you show me your gun and I’ll show you mine game..

#4
Roundhead8911:09 am, 27 Dec 13

What is it with scum from Belco and Gunners coming here and robbing our supermarket? Stay north of the Lake in your Labor/Greens ghettoes you low lifes, we don’t want you down here.

#5
grunge_hippy10:27 pm, 27 Dec 13

kingston = causeway?

#6
IrishPete9:37 am, 30 Dec 13

Yes, it seems CCTV helped catch this perpetrator, but this will only be a small consolation to the staff after that supermarket’s umpteenth recent armed robbery.

I don’t have an easy answer, but with most robbery/burglary offenders coming from a particular socio-economic background, maybe an ambulance at the top of the cliff instead of a police car at the bottom? It is rare, in reviewing the backgrounds of such offenders, that you can’t spot a time when the “system” failed them miserably in their early years.

Legalising and controlling cannabis and heroin would be a start too, but I wouldn’t be rushing to re-legalise speed and its derivative Ice.

IP

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