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Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station

By Canfan - 26 May 2015 7

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Kaleen this morning (Monday, May 26).

Around 1.55am, a man carrying a green shopping bag entered the service station, produced a knife and pointed it towards the console operator making demands for cash.

The operator complied with the demands of the man who then left the store with a small sum of cash.

The male offender is described as being Caucasian in appearance, early to mid-20’s, approximately 183cm (6’) tall, slim build and was wearing a black hooded jumper.

No one was injured during the armed robbery.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au.

(ACT Policing media release)

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Aggravated robbery at Kaleen service station
JimCharles 7:59 am 27 May 15

At what point does it become professional negligence that the owner doesn’t provide a security screen for the staff? It’s not as if this hasn’t happened before, multiple times.

Maya123 6:33 pm 26 May 15

Mysteryman said :

Maya123 said :

Mysteryman said :

Rollersk8r said :

Again!!?? Unbelievable. They seriously need to invest in a proper security barricade – or simply not allow anyone to enter the shop late at night – or not even open.

I’d honestly rather they let the staff keep a gun behind the counter, and make an example of the scum who attempt armed robbery (or any robbery, for that matter).

So then not only money would be the target for robbery, but the gun too. Nice, another gun gets into criminal hands. You are counting on whoever is at work at the time 1. being capable of using the gun and 2. being willing to pull the trigger. All this is untrained people, who might change regularly, and them being quick enough to stop the gun being stolen.

Yep. Because what I’m suggesting is that a gun just gets plopped on the counter, within reach and easy access of all. And that staff aren’t trained. That’s exactly what I was advocating. /sarcasm.

The gun doesn’t need to be on the counter, or in view to be the target of robbers. They only need to know of its existence to want to target it. I wonder what the turnover of staff might be too? Difficult to run training sessions (with likely police presence) if staff are changing regularly. I grew-up upstairs to where there was a gun behind the counter, but the staff didn’t turn over regularly and they had a regular training session under police direction. (Every couple of years?) This gun behind the counter practice is now, to my knowledge, discontinued, and has been for years. It rarely worked anyway. Robbers still robbed.

Mysteryman 4:34 pm 26 May 15

Maya123 said :

Mysteryman said :

Rollersk8r said :

Again!!?? Unbelievable. They seriously need to invest in a proper security barricade – or simply not allow anyone to enter the shop late at night – or not even open.

I’d honestly rather they let the staff keep a gun behind the counter, and make an example of the scum who attempt armed robbery (or any robbery, for that matter).

So then not only money would be the target for robbery, but the gun too. Nice, another gun gets into criminal hands. You are counting on whoever is at work at the time 1. being capable of using the gun and 2. being willing to pull the trigger. All this is untrained people, who might change regularly, and them being quick enough to stop the gun being stolen.

Yep. Because what I’m suggesting is that a gun just gets plopped on the counter, within reach and easy access of all. And that staff aren’t trained. That’s exactly what I was advocating. /sarcasm.

Maya123 11:36 am 26 May 15

Mysteryman said :

Rollersk8r said :

Again!!?? Unbelievable. They seriously need to invest in a proper security barricade – or simply not allow anyone to enter the shop late at night – or not even open.

I’d honestly rather they let the staff keep a gun behind the counter, and make an example of the scum who attempt armed robbery (or any robbery, for that matter).

So then not only money would be the target for robbery, but the gun too. Nice, another gun gets into criminal hands. You are counting on whoever is at work at the time 1. being capable of using the gun and 2. being willing to pull the trigger. All this is untrained people, who might change regularly, and them being quick enough to stop the gun being stolen.

Rollersk8r 10:57 am 26 May 15

Seems like Kaleen and Giralang are both easy targets. I worked the graveyard shift in a petrol station, a very long time ago. We had a number of steps in place to prevent a robbery – one of which was having hardly any cash in the till. I imagine you would need far less cash again these days, with so many payments made on cards… Good to know people in my local area will still risk prison for less than $100.

Mysteryman 10:36 am 26 May 15

Rollersk8r said :

Again!!?? Unbelievable. They seriously need to invest in a proper security barricade – or simply not allow anyone to enter the shop late at night – or not even open.

I’d honestly rather they let the staff keep a gun behind the counter, and make an example of the scum who attempt armed robbery (or any robbery, for that matter).

Rollersk8r 9:59 am 26 May 15

Again!!?? Unbelievable. They seriously need to invest in a proper security barricade – or simply not allow anyone to enter the shop late at night – or not even open.

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