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Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

By 11 July 2014 10

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ACT Policing believes the same offender was responsible for three separate attempted aggravated robberies on Canberra’s northside last night (Thursday, July 10).
Witnesses are being sought to all three incidents and police enquiries are ongoing.

Around 6.40pm, an offender entered a supermarket at Cook and threatened staff with a bladed weapon. As he made the demands, a customer boldly struck the offender on the back of the head with a full bottle of red wine. The offender stumbled forward, then ran off without taking any cash or property.

This offender was described as being 5’9” (174cm) tall, and wearing a dark coloured hooded jacket.

Around 7pm, an offender described as Caucasian, normal build, aged in his 20s, and around 5’5” to 5’7” (165-170cm) tall, entered the supermarket at Scullin with a knife and made threats to staff. He fled from the supermarket when a car pulled up in the carpark outside.

Around 10 minutes later, police believe the same offender entered a business premises in Higgins, demanded money and threatened staff with a knife. The staff steadfastly refused the demand, and the offender then ran off.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police and may have information about any or all of these three incidents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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10 Responses to Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses
#1
Pistachios4:40 pm, 11 Jul 14

” a customer boldly struck the offender on the back of the head with a full bottle of red wine”

I feel that the choice of adjective in that statement sends an incorrect message for a Police media release.

#2
ScienceRules5:00 pm, 11 Jul 14

Hopefully it was a full bodied Shiraz and not a light Pinot…

#3
Pistachios5:20 pm, 11 Jul 14
#4
pepmeup5:46 pm, 11 Jul 14

Everyday we hear of more stories like this, then there are all the unreported retail break ins. I know a local small business that has been broken into 3 times in three moths, cost about. $20k in damages and lost cash and stock. Then you read that crime is down. What’s going on. I wish this type of crime was down.

#5
OpenYourMind6:27 pm, 11 Jul 14

It makes for great viewing:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-11/canberra-customer-hits-robber-with-bottle-of-wine/5590766

Perhaps not the wisest move, and remarkably after that blow, the robber continued his spree.

#6
anto1:39 am, 12 Jul 14

Pistachios said :

” a customer boldly struck the offender on the back of the head with a full bottle of red wine”

I feel that the choice of adjective in that statement sends an incorrect message for a Police media release.

Adverb. I know, it’s annoying but necessary.

#7
bundah11:54 am, 12 Jul 14

Three attempts resulting in three fails, perhaps he’d have more luck behind the counter?

#8
Pork Hunt8:29 pm, 13 Jul 14

bundah said :

Three attempts resulting in three fails, perhaps he’d have more luck behind the counter?

Yes, getting a real job could be an advantage…

#9
Queen_of_the_Bun9:14 am, 14 Jul 14

anto said :

Pistachios said :

” a customer boldly struck the offender on the back of the head with a full bottle of red wine”

I feel that the choice of adjective in that statement sends an incorrect message for a Police media release.

Adverb. I know, it’s annoying but necessary.

Oh. I thought the reference was to “full”. Now it makes sense.

#10
PBO9:33 am, 14 Jul 14

Judging by the order of attempts, I would say maybe he lives around Holt or Latham.

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