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Yarralumla ram raiders on the run

By 22 June 2011 13

post office ram raid

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, June 22) in Yarralumla.

About 3.20am police responded to a report of a burglary at the post office on Bentham Street. On arrival police observed damage to the post office consistent with it being struck by a vehicle. Entry had been gained to the premises but it appears no items had been stolen.

A short time later, a General Duties patrol from Woden Police Station attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on the driver of a grey Mazda 121, detected speeding on Kent Street in Hughes. The driver failed to stop and accelerated away from police.

A pursuit ensued for a number of minutes with the driver stopping the car in Goble Street, Hughes. The driver and passenger then fled on foot and evaded police.

It was later confirmed the car had been stolen earlier in the evening and used in the Yarralumla aggravated burglary.

Anyone who may have seen the incident at Yarralumla and provide descriptions of those involved, or can assist police in any other way with the investigation is urged 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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 Responses to Yarralumla ram raiders on the run
#1
Moose11:38 am, 22 Jun 11

What idiots! Happy that everyone’s okay, but really??? What would possess you to ram raid these guys? Friendliest people ever. Whenever I go down there for the post they’re always smiling and happy to have a quick chat. I hope they catch whoever has done this.

#2
Moose11:58 am, 22 Jun 11

Moose said :

What idiots! Happy that everyone’s okay, but really??? What would possess you to ram raid these guys? Friendliest people ever. Whenever I go down there for the post they’re always smiling and happy to have a quick chat. I hope they catch whoever has done this.

…Given that nothing was stolen…

Brain, mouth, everything failing to contect properly today.

#3
Innovation12:22 pm, 22 Jun 11

Moose said :

What idiots! Happy that everyone’s okay, but really??? What would possess you to ram raid these guys? Friendliest people ever. Whenever I go down there for the post they’re always smiling and happy to have a quick chat. I hope they catch whoever has done this.

+1 – Fantastic people to deal with.

#4
Chop712:27 pm, 22 Jun 11

what makes it aggravated? because they used a car?
I would have though if there was no-one to get aggresive too, then how could it be aggravated?

#5
KeenGolfer6:17 pm, 22 Jun 11

Chop71 said :

what makes it aggravated? because they used a car?
I would have though if there was no-one to get aggresive too, then how could it be aggravated?

Aggravated = 2 or more people or with an offensive weapon as per the legislation.

#6
LSWCHP10:32 pm, 22 Jun 11

I hate these scum. They feel that satisfying their needs is the absolute most important thing on earth, above all common decency or consideration for others, so they will smash someones shop, causing untold expense and misery to satisfy their their desire for money, drugs or whatever.

In my opinion, those who would do something like this in a planned and deliberate fashion have chosen to place themselves outside the accepted boundaries of or civilization, and they should be removed from it.

Personally, I’d have no qualms about shooting them as an expedient method or removal.

#7
Chop719:22 am, 23 Jun 11

KeenGolfer said :

Chop71 said :

what makes it aggravated? because they used a car?
I would have though if there was no-one to get aggresive too, then how could it be aggravated?

Aggravated = 2 or more people or with an offensive weapon as per the legislation.

So the car is the weapon? even at 3.20am with no-one around. I think they should come up with a better word than aggravated.

#8
Skidbladnir9:44 am, 23 Jun 11

Chop71 said :

KeenGolfer said :

Aggravated = 2 or more people or with an offensive weapon as per the legislation.

So the car is the weapon…?

Not at all.
Multiple people makes this one aggravated.

Criminal Code 2002
Section 312: Aggravated burglary
A person commits an offence (aggravated burglary) if the person—
(a) commits burglary in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits burglary and, at the time of the burglary, has an offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years or both.

#9
Chop7110:32 am, 23 Jun 11

Wow, possible 20 years just because you share the robbery with a friend. Way smarter to perform the deed solo (you don’t have to split the profits), lessen the risk and penalty should you get caught.

#10
what_the11:57 am, 23 Jun 11

Skidbladnir said :

Chop71 said :

KeenGolfer said :

Aggravated = 2 or more people or with an offensive weapon as per the legislation.

So the car is the weapon…?

Not at all.
Multiple people makes this one aggravated.

Criminal Code 2002
Section 312: Aggravated burglary
A person commits an offence (aggravated burglary) if the person—
(a) commits burglary in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits burglary and, at the time of the burglary, has an offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years or both.

Hang on, they didn’t steal anything from the shop though? Wouldn’t it be willful descruction of property and a separate offence for stealing the car? I’m just wondering how they’ve be convicted of burglary if they haven’t stolen anything (besides the car).

Ps, in no way am I defending the actions of these idiots!

#11
Classified12:15 pm, 23 Jun 11

Heard on the radio this morning they nabbed someone for this, on the basis of locating the damaged vehicle.

#12
what_the12:20 pm, 23 Jun 11

what_the said :

Skidbladnir said :

Chop71 said :

KeenGolfer said :

Aggravated = 2 or more people or with an offensive weapon as per the legislation.

So the car is the weapon…?

Not at all.
Multiple people makes this one aggravated.

Criminal Code 2002
Section 312: Aggravated burglary
A person commits an offence (aggravated burglary) if the person—
(a) commits burglary in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits burglary and, at the time of the burglary, has an offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years or both.

Hang on, they didn’t steal anything from the shop though? Wouldn’t it be willful descruction of property and a separate offence for stealing the car? I’m just wondering how they’ve be convicted of burglary if they haven’t stolen anything (besides the car).

Ps, in no way am I defending the actions of these idiots!

Ah, a quick check of the Criminal Code sorted this one out for me:

Burglary
(1) A person commits an offence (burglary) if the person enters or
remains in a building as a trespasser with intent—
(a) to commit theft of any property in the building; or
(b) to commit an offence that involves causing harm, or
threatening to cause harm, to anyone in the building; or
(c) to commit an offence in the building that—
(i) involves causing damage to property; and
(ii) is punishable by imprisonment for 5 years or longer.
Maximum penalty: 1 400 penalty units, imprisonment for 14 years
or both.

#13
The Frots1:52 pm, 23 Jun 11

LSWCHP said :

I hate these scum. They feel that satisfying their needs is the absolute most important thing on earth, above all common decency or consideration for others, so they will smash someones shop, causing untold expense and misery to satisfy their their desire for money, drugs or whatever.

In my opinion, those who would do something like this in a planned and deliberate fashion have chosen to place themselves outside the accepted boundaries of or civilization, and they should be removed from it.

Personally, I’d have no qualms about shooting them as an expedient method or removal.

I agree absolutely. +1

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