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Ainslie burglar working close to home

By johnboy - 12 March 2012 12

A 41-year-old Ainslie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police caught him inside a home allegedly committing a burglary this morning (Monday, March 12).

About 1.45 am police were called to a home in Ainslie after the home owner reported someone inside her residence. The home owner heard a window being opened and locked herself in the bathroom to contact police.

Within minutes police were at the home, cordoning the house and calling out to the alleged offender to exit the home. The man refused to exit so police entered the home and located the man hiding behind a door in the laundry.

He was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with Burglary, Going equipped for theft and Attempt Theft. Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Ainslie burglar working close to home
Captain RAAF 9:48 pm 13 Mar 12

North-side, nuff said, move along, move along…nothing to see here!

Alderney 10:49 am 13 Mar 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

According to the next ABC news article on this case
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-12/alleged-burglar-refused-bail/3883662

“Police told the court that Coggin has 200 entries on his criminal record and that he may reoffend or interfere with the victim of the burglary if released.”

One would think that at 41 he is a little bit old for stuff like this. Moreover, with 200 odd ‘entries’ on his record, you’d think he would have figured out he isn’t very good at this and move on to something else. Definately not the sharpest tool in the shed; just a bit of a blunt tool me thinks.

Jivrashia 10:23 am 13 Mar 12

As long as the word “aggravated” isn’t in the charge then there probably is no reason to get hot under the collar…

Going equipped for theft
Does walking around in a public place with a screw driver count??

Dilandach 10:03 am 13 Mar 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

When you have 200 entries on your criminal record it’s fairly safe to say that nothing the legal system can do will help.

Jail for life. Might as well protect the community.

Chisel to the back of the eye cavity.

schmeah 9:57 am 13 Mar 12

He broke into the home of a woman (single dwelling??) in the middle of the night .. it’s a step up from your run-of-the-mill daylight break and enter to steal some valuables. He should be getting more than just a 6 week retreat at AMC ..

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 8:37 am 13 Mar 12

When you have 200 entries on your criminal record it’s fairly safe to say that nothing the legal system can do will help.

Jail for life. Might as well protect the community.

Tooks 8:34 am 13 Mar 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

According to the next ABC news article on this case
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-12/alleged-burglar-refused-bail/3883662

“Police told the court that Coggin has 200 entries on his criminal record and that he may reoffend or interfere with the victim of the burglary if released.”

The alleged burglar is 41. If his criminal record began at age 18 (assuming the clock resets then), he’s somehow managed to clock up 200 “entries” in around 23 years, or about one every 6 weeks on average, for his entire adult life. If he has spent significant previous time in correctional institutions (and it’s hard to imagine otherwise with a list that long), then the “event” rate for his periods of freedom works out even higher. Surely there must come a time in a person’s career, in the face of behaviour like this, to make an alternative diagnosis, and have him assessed and dealt with for what he really is.

A lot of those 200 entries would’ve been several at a time though.

AsparagusSyndrome 10:19 pm 12 Mar 12

According to the next ABC news article on this case
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-12/alleged-burglar-refused-bail/3883662

“Police told the court that Coggin has 200 entries on his criminal record and that he may reoffend or interfere with the victim of the burglary if released.”

The alleged burglar is 41. If his criminal record began at age 18 (assuming the clock resets then), he’s somehow managed to clock up 200 “entries” in around 23 years, or about one every 6 weeks on average, for his entire adult life. If he has spent significant previous time in correctional institutions (and it’s hard to imagine otherwise with a list that long), then the “event” rate for his periods of freedom works out even higher. Surely there must come a time in a person’s career, in the face of behaviour like this, to make an alternative diagnosis, and have him assessed and dealt with for what he really is.

astrojax 12:30 pm 12 Mar 12

Furry Jesus said :

She was in the bathroom and he was in the laundry? Whatever happened to making a clean getaway?

she clearly had no great swathes of cash for him to launder, so he was all washed up while she was showered with police protection…

Dilandach 10:26 am 12 Mar 12

Watson said :

That “located the man hiding behind a door” is such a great image! Bit like a toddler putting his hands over his eyes and yelling “You can’t see me!”

Well as usual with human trash like this, they’re not exactly in the local mensa chapter.

I’m sure he’s got a sob story prepared ready for court.

Watson 9:59 am 12 Mar 12

That “located the man hiding behind a door” is such a great image! Bit like a toddler putting his hands over his eyes and yelling “You can’t see me!”

Furry Jesus 9:41 am 12 Mar 12

She was in the bathroom and he was in the laundry? Whatever happened to making a clean getaway?

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