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Good Morning Oaks Estate! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning

By 4 June 2012 5

burned out truck

Oaks Estate residents woke this morning to be greeted by the sight of an abandoned truck on Hazel Street, which was torched overnight in the sleepy rural-esque suburb on the ACT border.

Surprisingly, residents heard nothing.

Despite the reputation of Oaks Estate as a crime-ridden den of despair, recent crime data from the AFP shows that Oaks Estate is actually safer than the comfortably quiet north-east Canberra suburb of Hackett.

But the old joke persists: it’s not that cars are stolen in Oaks Estate, it’s that stolen cars are recovered in Oaks Estate.

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5 Responses to
Good Morning Oaks Estate! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning
p1 10:29 am
04 Jun 12
#1

One more person who will need to take the bus.

That no one heard anything isn’t that surprising, car (or truck) fires are pretty quiet until they get going…

Mav 10:52 am
04 Jun 12
#2

Well that is one truck that has been recycled into scrap.

arescarti42 9:02 pm
04 Jun 12
#3

“Despite the reputation of Oaks Estate as a crime-ridden den of despair, recent crime data from the AFP shows that Oaks Estate is actually safer than the comfortably quiet north-east Canberra suburb of Hackett.”

It is worth noting that Hackett has close to 10x the population of Oaks Estate, on a per capita basis Oaks estate is pretty crime-ridden.

cranky 9:18 pm
04 Jun 12
#4

Just could be associated with the ram-raid on Monaro Models and Hobbies. Originally rented from Prestons, in Sydney, apparently.

Cultural Hub dwellers have probably worked out that relatively menial ACT crimes are not easily investigated across a border, given a lack of interest.

buzz819 9:30 pm
04 Jun 12
#5

cranky said :

Just could be associated with the ram-raid on Monaro Models and Hobbies. Originally rented from Prestons, in Sydney, apparently.

Cultural Hub dwellers have probably worked out that relatively menial ACT crimes are not easily investigated across a border, given a lack of interest.

So you’re saying an Ocean 11 type gang of people got together to perform a ram raid on a model store?

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