Four armed teens arrested after Weston robbery

By 30 November, 2011 25

Two 13-year-old boys and two male youths, aged 16 and 17, were arrested by ACT Policing this morning (Wednesday 30 November) for an armed robbery at a service station in Weston overnight.

Police will allege the four youths, two armed with firearms, entered the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street in Weston and approached the counter, demanding cash. They stole the till and cigarettes, and were seen leaving in a silver-coloured Toyota Hilux.

The vehicle was found by police a short time later, abandoned in Tepper Crescent in Kambah. Immediate checks on taxi movements by a Woden General Duties patrol revealed a taxi had picked up four passengers from the same area.

The Woden patrol stopped the taxi in Gordon, and identified the four youths from the earlier armed robbery. They were arrested and taken to City Police Station where they are being interviewed by police.

Specialist Response and Security members recovered the two firearms used by the youths in the armed robbery following a search of the area.

The arrest of the four youths was the result of a collaborative ACT Policing response, including members from Woden and Tuggeranong General Duties patrols, Specialist Response and Security, Criminal Investigations and Police Operations.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the armed robbery at the Caltex Service Station to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au . Information can be provided anonymously.

Courtesy ACT Police

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25 Responses to Four armed teens arrested after Weston robbery
#1
p112:01 pm, 30 Nov 11

Mental note: Don’t get picked up at the getaway car by a taxi.

#2
Diggety12:11 pm, 30 Nov 11

So much blagging going on in Canberra.

I think the AFP need Gene Hunt.

#3
harryhaller1:08 pm, 30 Nov 11

Nice. I don’t want to see what the parents of these brats look like…

#4
Jivrashia1:13 pm, 30 Nov 11

Taxi?? *FACEPALM*

They should have just hopped in the back of a police van and saved themselves the trouble!

#5
Erg01:25 pm, 30 Nov 11

This is what happens when ADD-affected kids lose focus during mum or dad’s “how to rob a petrol station” speech.

#6
Erg01:53 pm, 30 Nov 11

Also, I don’t want to know what kind of inbreeding these people are engaging in to produce kids with four arms.

#7
s-s-a2:22 pm, 30 Nov 11

Maybe they were just p*ssed off that after a week, the front pumps are still out of action?? The queues have been unbelievable, though I imagine probably not so much at that time of night…

#8
Henry822:32 pm, 30 Nov 11

Diggety said :

I think the AFP need Gene Hunt.

I think they need a real gene hunt. Catalogue all the bogans with an iq under 30 and have a family history of crime, then photograph them before they commit offences. In fact, we could set up a free tattoo service in prisons, so if they re-offend we can easily identify them….

#9
alaninoz2:50 pm, 30 Nov 11

Glad the coppers got them before the taxi driver got rolled too. BZ the GD patrol.

#10
Stevian3:32 pm, 30 Nov 11

Obviously

Jivrashia said :

Taxi?? *FACEPALM*

They should have just hopped in the back of a police van and saved themselves the trouble!

Obviously from the shallow end of the gene pool

#11
Mumbucks3:58 pm, 30 Nov 11

Jivrashia said :

Taxi?? *FACEPALM*

They should have just hopped in the back of a police van and saved themselves the trouble!

What happened to the days of hitch’n?

#12
poetix4:24 pm, 30 Nov 11

Mumbucks said :

What happened to the days of hitch’n?

Belanglo State Forest?

#13
Mysteryman4:33 pm, 30 Nov 11

Try them as adults.

#14
Deref4:45 pm, 30 Nov 11

Diggety said :

So much blagging going on in Canberra.

I think the AFP need Gene Hunt.

Is he related to Pork?

#15
cranky6:14 pm, 30 Nov 11

Congrats to the AFP for such quick, effective action.

Magic result.

#16
screaming banshee7:11 pm, 30 Nov 11

Yes, congrats to the quick thinking boys in blue to pick up these scumbags.

Also, congrats to the work experience boy for scoring such a sweet gig as RA.

#17
LSWCHP7:40 pm, 30 Nov 11

Hats off to the rozzers, it’s great work. Had I been involved in the investigation the villains would’ve got clean away, simply because it would never have occurred to me that anybody would be so stupid as to rely on a cab as a getaway vehicle.

And as for children with guns…WTF is going on here? That’s very bad news indeed.

#18
smont7:43 pm, 30 Nov 11

Four more low-life scums removed from the streets (and how dare they pick on my local servo!) – well done to the police for a swift response.

#19
mareva8:33 pm, 30 Nov 11

smont said :

Four more low-life scums removed from the streets (and how dare they pick on my local servo!) – well done to the police for a swift response.

Hey now. It was probably their local service too.

*troll face*

#20
keepitup8:36 pm, 30 Nov 11

Getting off topic, it’s bizzare that there is only one surviving servo in all of Weston Creek. When Caltex decide that it needs a make-over like the servo opposite the Kambah Village, Weston Creek will have no operating servo. Zip. Zilch.

#21
canberralocal9:11 pm, 30 Nov 11

Incredibly concerning that four under-eighteen individuals are in possession of firearms for a holdup, that’s shocking. What is Canberra coming to?

#22
LSWCHP9:58 pm, 30 Nov 11

canberralocal said :

Incredibly concerning that four under-eighteen individuals are in possession of firearms for a holdup, that’s shocking. What is Canberra coming to?

Yeah, I agree. The problem, particularly with very young kids, is that they mostly won’t have developed empathy, or an understanding of consequences. This is why child soldiers are such a fearsome proposition. They’re capable of killing you like they’d kill a mosquito, with the same level of emotional involvement.

A thirteen year old kid doing a robbery with a gun is in a very, very dangerours situation, both for themselves and for those around them. I really hope the cops are able to find out where these weapons came from, and that there are consequences for the suppliers.

#23
steveu10:13 pm, 30 Nov 11

Have a good look at how old they are. WTF? Hope their parents are proud. Personally I think its time that people applied for a licence to have kids.

#24
MWF10:15 pm, 30 Nov 11

harryhaller said :

Nice. I don’t want to see what the parents of these brats look like…

They might look just like you.

#25
Mumbucks11:13 pm, 30 Nov 11

poetix said :

Mumbucks said :

What happened to the days of hitch’n?

Belanglo State Forest?

Ivan was sure a bad customer.

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