2 August 2012

40c made away with on the mean streets of Weston Creek

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broken window

This in from kea:

Just to add to the spate of vandalism in Weston Creek.. My car window was smashed overnight. Thieves left expensive sunglasses, 3 bottles of wine, ink printer cartridges but got away with approx 40 cents worth of 5 cent coins.

A lot of other cars were broken into in my block of townhouses.. the plumber next door had everything stolen off his ute..

No one knows what time it happened, no one heard a thing.

This follows The Great Fence BBQ earlier in the week.

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This is where Tooks will jump on and tell you that it isn’t the responsibility of police to do their job and Joe-public should STFU and stop complaining.

I somehow missed these posts.

A friends car had the same thing happen about 2 weeks back in Weston Creek. Smashed a front passenger window (decent sized window) and took a bag that was on the floor.

Some people in the street actually saw 3 guys walking around the streets looking into cars etc. Told the police this and they weren’t particularly interested.. just said “shouldn’t have left your bag in the car” and filed the report over the phone.

Same happened to me in Sydney two weeks ago. Outside Curzon Hall in Marsfield – a few other cars done as well to judge by the piles of glass up and down the road. $381 to replace the smashed front passenger window, plus a day of running around getting it done rather than visiting family. Better, however, than driving back to Canberra in the rain with plastic taped over the window!

And yes, police took a report over the phone but nothing else.

Had the same thing happen to our car here in Weston Creek back in March, on a Sunday morning during a heavy rain:


Frustrating thing was that they didn’t take a thing – but it took three days and $400+ to replace the side window! Ironically, makes me think I would have been better off just leaving the car unlocked! Reported it to the police, and was disappointed they didn’t even bother to come around to check it out. Yes I know it’s pretty minor in the scheme of things; but hey, if you’re a petty thief who goes for car windows then all the odds are in your favour – aint nobody coming after you.

LSWCHP said :

I’m glad I live in Belconnen. Such a thing would never happen here.

Bahahahahahahahahaha *cough – bullsh1t – cough*…..

Discriminating thieves what the hell has the world come to?

I’m glad I live in Belconnen. Such a thing would never happen here.

Someone did this to my car too. Lucky for you, that window doesn’t look that expensive to replace. Go to the wreckers and get one and u can replace it yourself.

Mine was a grand new or $300 used (and a bit scratched up) and required $30 of urethane sealant and many hours of bleeding fingers and back pain to replace.

It seems like a lot of police have forgotten how to investigate crimes with direct victims like theft, vandalism, assault etc. Unless they can measure it with a radar gun, they don’t know what to do about it.

…and the recent ‘wild weekend’!
It’s all happening in da Creek!

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