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Police Wrap – 2 November

By 2 November 2009 3

1. There’s a stranger in my house…

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Flynn this morning (October 31).

Around 6am the 37-year-old victim woke to find a man going through the draw of a bedside table next to him in his Bennett Place home. When the victim challenged the intruder the offender walked to the kitchen, found a knife and demanded the victim’s car keys. The victim handed over the keys to his 1990 blue Toyota Corolla Seca and the offender fled the scene in it with a number of items including the victim’s wallet, iPhone and a games console. At the time, the victim was home with his two small children but nobody was injured during the burglary.

The male offender is described as being of Caucasian appearance, in his early 20s, around 5’11” (180cms) tall, with a slight build, had a sparse moustache and goatee and spoke with a strong Australian accent. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and grey pants.

General Duties officers conducted a door knock of the area and AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.

Police are interested in talking to any delivery drivers or early morning walkers who may have been in the area of Bennett Place around the time of the incident, or anyone who may have seen a man matching the description driving a blue Toyota Corolla Seca. Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

2. Another car BBQ:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire in which two vehicles were destroyed and part of a house damaged in McKellar.

Around 5am today (October 31), police attended the Sowden Place address in response to a report from ACT Fire Brigade of two vehicles on fire.

On arrival police observed a brand new BMW Coupe and a Toyota Hiace Van alight in the driveway. The facial structure of the garage attached to the house was also damaged. Initial findings indicate the fire was suspicious.

Two males were seen running from the fire.

AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.

Police would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the area of McKellar to contact Crime Stoppers.

3. Amazingly no police were present:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of the McDonalds restaurant in Fyshwick last night (November 1).

Around 9.30pm an employee was walking to his vehicle at the Newcastle Street restaurant when he was approached by two men who threatened him and demanded money from the store. One man was carrying a knife while the other had a firearm.

The victim unlocked the restaurant and the offenders made off with a sum of cash in a garbage bag. The victim did not sustain any injuries during the robbery.

The man carrying the knife is described as being of Caucasian appearance, in his early 20s, around 5’10” (178cms) tall with a normal build. He was wearing a curly blonde shoulder-length wig, a long-sleeved dark-coloured top and dark-coloured pants.

The man carrying the firearm is described as about the same height as the first offender but with a skinnier build. He was wearing a long-sleeved dark-coloured top and dark-coloured pants.

AFP Forensic Services attended the scene and conducted an examination.

Police are interested in talking to anyone who may have been in the area of Newcastle, Pirie and Gladstone streets around the time of the incident, or anyone who may have seen two men matching the description. Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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3 Responses to
Police Wrap – 2 November
bd84 8:34 pm
02 Nov 09
#1

The person in the media section must have a mate in the AFP Forensic Services section who was feeling unloved, gets a mention in all 3 incidents.

Why do they keep giving only a description of the vehicle when they know the registration? It would be a bit easier to identify than with a description of a blue corolla..

A Noisy Noise Annoys 6:49 am
04 Nov 09
#2

A robbery at McDonalds Fyshwick? Perhaps it was the Hamburglar.

caf 7:44 am
04 Nov 09
#3

That joke was funnier the first three times.

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