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Known Macquarie man nabbed behind his couch

By 19 March 2012 19

A 26-year-old Macquarie man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Sunday, March 18) for the robbery at a north side chemist in January.

About 8.20pm on Sunday January 29, a man entered the Ginninderra Pharmacy on Nettlefold Street, Belconnen, and walked to the rear. A staff member offered assistance to the man however when informed he would need a script for the medication he wanted, the man pushed past the staff member and went into the store room.

A short time later the man walked out of the store room to the dispensary area where, after looking through baskets of pre filled scripts, grabbed a box of medication and fled the area on foot.

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Macquarie yesterday afternoon where they located the alleged offender hiding behind a couch.

At the conclusion of the search warrant the 26-year-old was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today where he will be charged with robbery. Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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19 Responses to Known Macquarie man nabbed behind his couch
#1
Chop713:00 pm, 19 Mar 12

winning

#2
Deref3:06 pm, 19 Mar 12

Better than nabbing an unknown man.

#3
Tooks3:10 pm, 19 Mar 12

Deref said :

Better than nabbing an unknown man.

???? I guess it is. What an odd comment!

#4
johnboy3:15 pm, 19 Mar 12

The point being made is that very quickly after hearing of the crime police were able to go to the alleged perpetrator’s house and nab him.

Which suggests it’s not his first run in with the law.

#5
Jivrashia3:15 pm, 19 Mar 12

Deref said :

Better than TAZING an unknown man.

FIFY.

#6
damien haas3:40 pm, 19 Mar 12

johnboy said :

The point being made is that very quickly after hearing of the crime police were able to go to the alleged perpetrator’s house and nab him.

Which suggests it’s not his first run in with the law.

The AFP are advised when known recidivists finish their most recent terms of imprisonment and being rehabilitated, are returned to our community. this makes rounding up the usual suspects a lot easier than other jurisdictions.

#7
SnapperJack3:59 pm, 19 Mar 12

“Hiding behind a couch”

At least he wasn’t in the closet.

#8
Ben_Dover4:01 pm, 19 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Macquarie yesterday afternoon where they located the alleged offender hiding behind a couch, with his hands over his eyes, yelling; “you can’t see me!”.

Genius!

#9
poetix6:03 pm, 19 Mar 12

Couching Blagger, Hidden Druggie.

#10
Pork Hunt7:01 pm, 19 Mar 12

Is Macquarie the new Charnwood?

#11
caf10:31 pm, 19 Mar 12

I do love all the extra “colour” that the AFP media liason adds to their press releases – for example, all this one really needed was just the first and last paragraphs, but the rest sure adds to the entertainment value.

#12
dph12:03 am, 20 Mar 12

How likely is it that his name will be released? Mully cup nominee?

#13
drfelonious7:22 am, 20 Mar 12

Cliche by name, cliche by nature, Pork Hunt – the suggestion that Charnwood is Canberra’s highest crime suburb is an urban myth perpetuated by a citizenry that feels the need to have a local answer to Sydney’s Macquarie Fields or Brisbane’s Inala (or Woodridge or Ipswich, but I digress).

If you are at all interested in evidence on this subject, it is available on the ACT Policing site. Of course anything Canberra can offer is a baby shower compared to the state capital equivalents, but if you feel the need to pick Canberra’s most criminal suburb you will find that Charnwood is not even in the race. Try Holt, Ngunnawal, Lyneham, Dickson or throw a dart at a map of Tuggers!

http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

#14
Deref8:19 am, 20 Mar 12

poetix said :

Couching Blagger, Hidden Druggie.

LOL. Nice one.

#15
PBO9:23 am, 20 Mar 12

He was named in the CT this morning, Adam Anastasi.

#16
p110:01 am, 20 Mar 12

drfelonious said :

Cliche by name, cliche by nature, Pork Hunt – the suggestion that Charnwood is Canberra’s highest crime suburb is an urban myth perpetuated by a citizenry that feels the need to have a local answer to Sydney’s Macquarie Fields or Brisbane’s Inala (or Woodridge or Ipswich, but I digress).

If you are at all interested in evidence on this subject, it is available on the ACT Policing site. Of course anything Canberra can offer is a baby shower compared to the state capital equivalents, but if you feel the need to pick Canberra’s most criminal suburb you will find that Charnwood is not even in the race. Try Holt, Ngunnawal, Lyneham, Dickson or throw a dart at a map of Tuggers!

http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

I read a very interesting honours or Phd thesis on spatial mapping of crime and peoples fear of crime. It was very interesting to see that while there were obviously over laps, there were also clearly places people feared with very little actual crime, and other places people felt safe with very high crime.

In this case, I suspect that this is also the result of the stereo type lingering after demographics have changed a little. Charnwood probably did a little worse in those reports 30 years ago.

#17
johnboy10:06 am, 20 Mar 12

Also some issues with reporting p1, and criminals preferring not to draw attention to their own neighbourhoods.

#18
drfelonious7:03 pm, 20 Mar 12

Don’t agree with your theory johnboy that Charnwood criminals commit their crimes away from home. Look at the crime stats for Melbourne, Brisbane etc. If your theory is correct it suggests that Canberra’s criminal class is brighter than their interstate colleagues (but the OP does not bear that out).

I think p1 is right when he says that perhaps Charnwood was a higher crime place 30 or 40 years ago – when it had a younger demographic and was the Ngunnawal of today.

#19
p18:13 pm, 20 Mar 12

drfelonious said :

I think p1 is right when he says that perhaps Charnwood was a higher crime place 30 or 40 years ago – when it had a younger demographic and was the Ngunnawal of today.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think Charnwood is one of the dodgyer suburbs. Just hang out there and count the cop cars that cruise by. Although maybe that is confirmation basis.

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