29 April 2011

A particularly stupid mugger

| johnboy
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ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Torrens man for a robbery in Civic on Sunday evening (April 24).

About 10.45pm the female victim was walking towards the intersection of East Row and London Circuit when she was approached by a man who asked her for some money. The man offered to exchange phone numbers so he could organise to pay the money back.

After the woman refused, the male offender threatened to bash her and demanded she accompany him to a nearby ATM to withdraw money. The victim went with the offender to an ATM where she withdrew a sum of money and gave it to the offender.

The victim asked for the offender’s phone number, and after he gave it to her, he left in the direction of Petrie Plaza.

Inquiries by ACT Policing led to the arrest of the alleged offender on Thursday (April 28) at the Woden Plaza. He was transported to the ACT Watch House and will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with robbery.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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I’m guessing that this is the same piece of goods that hangs around Dickson and Civic making up lies about how his wallet/car with wallet was stolen, or how his girlfriend/wife/friend was beaten up, and if he could escort you to an ATM to withdraw some cash it would be most appreciated.

I’ve had him approach me the first time in Dickson (car stolen story), where i refused and walked away, and then the second time in Civic (girlfriend bashed) where i called him out on his bullshit and he proceeded to make a run for it.

I absolutely loathe this guy and i’m glad he was finally caught. If of course this is the same person.

Sheer stupidity and genius rolled into the one exchange.

That lady had quite some presence of mind! Well done to her!

Now if only they were all like this one……………………..

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