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Police Wrap – 9 November 2010

By 9 November 2010 6

1. Makeout car jacking:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a couple in John Knight Memorial Park, Townsend Place, Belconnen last night Monday, November 8.

About 10.40pm, the couple were sitting in their car when an unknown man opened the driver’s side door and held a knife towards one of the victims. The man demanded the male victim get out of the car while a second offender shone a torch into his face.

The two offenders demanded the couple’s mobile phones and wallets, which the male victim handed over. He then jumped back into his car next to his girlfriend and locked the doors.

The man armed with the knife slashed the rear tyre of the car before leaving in an unknown direction with the other offender.

Neither of the two victims were injured as a result of the robbery.

The two male offenders are described as Caucasian and approximately 183cm (6’) tall. One of the males was wearing a grey hooded jumper at the time of the incident.

Anyone who was in the area of John Knight Memorial Park around the time of the incident who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

2. Drink Drive rising:

In the first week of November [November 1 to 8] 48 people have been caught drink driving, which is an increase on the average.

On average about 25 people are caught each week for drink driving on ACT roads. Last week statistics show an increase of over 50 per cent.

Of the 48 that returned positive results, 16 of the drivers have 0.02 limits. The highest reading for a 0.02 licence holder was 0.165 whilst the highest reading for a 0.05 licence holder was 0.174.

ACT Policing is focusing on drink driving for the months of November and December.

Superintendent Mark Colbran from ACT Policing Traffic Operations said: “Motorists have been warned. ACT Policing will be conducting random and targeted breath testing for the next two months, especially in the lead up to Christmas and New Years. If you drink and drive, chances are you will be caught”.

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6 Responses to Police Wrap – 9 November 2010
#1
gospeedygo2:15 pm, 09 Nov 10

Lemme guess? The captain of school football team making out with the head cheerleader in a red convertible while the radio reports on the breakout of a dangerous mental patient or have I been watching too many movies?

#2
phil m2:43 pm, 09 Nov 10

If there has been an increase in the number of driver screened for Drink Driving then wouldn’t that explain why more are testing positive?

#3
georgesgenitals3:00 pm, 09 Nov 10

Rule zero of making out in deserted locations: key stays in the ignition with doors locked. Most of us understood this and never had a problem.

#4
The Frots10:17 pm, 09 Nov 10

What are the stats for bestiality in Canberra………..convictions gone through the roof lately…???

#5
vesuvius9:10 am, 10 Nov 10

How about the AFP also tell us how many of the 48 people were/are repeat offenders. Then perhaps Mr Corbell will, as the Attorney General, DIRECT his magistrates to apply friggin jail terms to these wankers rather than those rediculous good behaviour bonds etc.

#6
Rawhide Kid Part310:11 am, 10 Nov 10

vesuvius said :

How about the AFP also tell us how many of the 48 people were/are repeat offenders.

Then perhaps Mr Corbell will, as the Attorney General, DIRECT his magistrates to apply friggin jail terms to these wankers rather than those rediculous good behaviour bonds etc.

Then that would over-crowd our new jail.

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