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A hero emerges in Duffy

By johnboy 18 November 2012 63

Members of the public intervened to detain a suspect in the early hours of this morning, which led to ACT Policing arresting and charging a 15-year-old boy for aggravated burglary.

An 18-year-old man had been with a group of friends in Duffy, waiting for a lift from his father around 12.50am today (Sunday, November 18) when another group of young people, including one with a red bandanna tied across his face, were seen to walk across the carpark toward the Duffy shops.

The man left with his father and friends but concerned about the suspicious behaviour they had witnessed, drove back to the Duffy shops a short time later to see the same group of people running from the shops, and two youths climbing from a hole smashed in the glass shopfront of one store.

The 18-year-old man gave chase on foot across the nearby oval, and tackled one of the offenders to the ground. The 15-year-old alleged offender was then detained while police were called.

The young person, from South Canberra, was charged with aggravated burglary and will face the ACT Childrens Court tomorrow (Monday, November 19). Police are urging any witnesses who may have information about the burglary at the Duffy shops, or may be able to identify other co-offenders, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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TheDancingDjinn 7:44 pm 28 Nov 12

IrishPete said :

“Some prisons in this country allow Foxtel in the cells.”

Not in the AMC. Free to air digital channels only. No internet access either.

“Some prisons in this country allow niceties in the cells – personal toasters, cooking apparatus’, special foods they enjoy.”

In AMC, kettles in cells (last time I heard). Not much else. But many prisoners live in self-catering units, so they have access to other cooking apparatus because they need to. Also the “special foods” if they are needed for self-catering. But no yeast or sugar. (Think about it.) Not sure what they do, for example, to feed Indonesian accused people-smugglers who would probably struggle with our Western diet.

That wasn’t much of a list.

As for remandees having long lists of criminal convictions, well the alleged people smugglers don’t, and nor does the gent with suspected Alzheimers. So it pays not to generalise too much.

IP

You asked i answered – i wasn’t only talking about the AMC which is why i said ” some prisons in AUSTRALIA”

And as for self catered units, well that’s what i’m talking about.. they should not have it – if an Indonesian man is smuggling in people and is in jail here.. well i don’t care what he thinks he needs to eat – do you really think Asian people can only eat rice? do you think a sandwich will kill them? it wont – they get no special food, nor a place to cook it – 3 meals and a stack of books and shut up. i think that’s easy.
And as for the ” give them nothing to lose and they will act like it” do you give in to a tantrum throwing child too? no you don’t, you tell it to sit down and eat its veges or it gets nothing else to eat – why is that a hard thing to say to a criminal?

and yes a lot of Victorian prisons have foxtel in the cells, and those are for the highly violent criminals that are in there for hurting the public… i find that disgusting, but that’s me.

Pork Hunt 5:24 pm 28 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

One advantage of priveleges in prison is its a form of control. If they have something that can be taken away they can be punished. Give them nothing to lose and they will act like it.

I started out with nothing and still have most of it left…

IrishPete 1:17 pm 28 Nov 12

“Some prisons in this country allow Foxtel in the cells.”

Not in the AMC. Free to air digital channels only. No internet access either.

“Some prisons in this country allow niceties in the cells – personal toasters, cooking apparatus’, special foods they enjoy.”

In AMC, kettles in cells (last time I heard). Not much else. But many prisoners live in self-catering units, so they have access to other cooking apparatus because they need to. Also the “special foods” if they are needed for self-catering. But no yeast or sugar. (Think about it.) Not sure what they do, for example, to feed Indonesian accused people-smugglers who would probably struggle with our Western diet.

That wasn’t much of a list.

As for remandees having long lists of criminal convictions, well the alleged people smugglers don’t, and nor does the gent with suspected Alzheimers. So it pays not to generalise too much.

IP

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