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A security guard does something useful in Harrison

By johnboy - 29 October 2012 8

A 39-year-old man, of no fixed abode, will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being arrested while attempting to steal from a construction site in Harrison.

Around 4am yesterday (Sunday, October 28), CCTV cameras detected the man entering the secure construction site on Flemington Road, and a security guard was dispatched to the site. On arrival, the security guard saw the man attempting to steal from a vending machine. The man hit the security guard’s arm with a torch, before being detained by the security guard and his dog.

A Gungahlin General Duties patrol attended the construction site and arrested the man. The man had a key to a Holden Cruz which was reported stolen to police on Wednesday (October 24), and was parked next to the construction site.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with stealing a motor vehicle, burglary, attempt theft and common assault.

Acting Superintendent of North District Peter Davis said this arrest demonstrated the effectiveness of security measures to prevent theft from construction sites.

“We encourage construction site managers to properly secure or remove tools and valuable equipment after hours and on weekends, and where possible, install secure perimeter fencing and CCTV cameras, to help their construction site from being targeted. The security measures enforced by this construction site led to the arrest of this man by police,” Acting Superintendent Davis said.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, October 29), where bail will be opposed by police.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to
A security guard does something useful in Harrison
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:55 pm 29 Oct 12

Well by the sounds of it, he will be happy to be in hotel Hume.

CoffinRX2 6:17 pm 29 Oct 12

Shan12 said :

Paul0075 said :

Congratulations to the security guard. Let’s hope that when this bloke stands before the court that he receives a community acceptable sentence.

Equally good to see the security company actually sending someone onsite. So many times you see reports of so called monitored sites and no shows up to see why the alarm is going, etc.

Lol – yeah, let’s hope this guy gets the right sentence for sticking his hand in a vending machine – we can’t have people like that on the streets can we :p Meanwhile, murderers get off without a sentence here.

Did you not see the part about the stolen car? .. pretty sure he didnt steal a car just to rip off a few cans of coke from a vending machine

Shan12 5:30 pm 29 Oct 12

Paul0075 said :

Congratulations to the security guard. Let’s hope that when this bloke stands before the court that he receives a community acceptable sentence.

Equally good to see the security company actually sending someone onsite. So many times you see reports of so called monitored sites and no shows up to see why the alarm is going, etc.

Lol – yeah, let’s hope this guy gets the right sentence for sticking his hand in a vending machine – we can’t have people like that on the streets can we :p Meanwhile, murderers get off without a sentence here.

ezy10z 2:21 pm 29 Oct 12

bring back the public hanging!

Paul0075 2:07 pm 29 Oct 12

Congratulations to the security guard. Let’s hope that when this bloke stands before the court that he receives a community acceptable sentence.

Equally good to see the security company actually sending someone onsite. So many times you see reports of so called monitored sites and no shows up to see why the alarm is going, etc.

joingler 9:58 am 29 Oct 12

It’s good to see but I worked in the monitoring room at a local security company for a couple of years and results like this were very rare. More often than not, alarm systems and cameras were just there to get a discount on insurance.

Chop71 9:49 am 29 Oct 12

winning

p1 9:35 am 29 Oct 12

Around 4am yesterday (Sunday, October 28), CCTV cameras detected the man entering the secure construction site on Flemington Road, and a security guard was dispatched to the site.

For once, “secure” in this description would appear to be accurate. I always have to chuckle when a police media release refers to something as secure – then goes on to say that they have no idea who broke in and stole things.

Back to base CCTV which is actually monitored eh? I wonder just how much of that there is ’round Canberra?

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