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Alinga Street Westpac held up

By johnboy - 20 July 2012 11

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We’re getting multiple reports of some sort of armed holdup on Alinga Street in Civic.

More as it comes to hand.


UPDATE 20/07/12 15:32: Jazz has sent in the above photograph from the scene.


UPDATE 20/07/12 16:02:

robbery scene

And another one from Neil. The police media unit is yet to reply to our email.


UPDATE 20/07/12 17:08: Police media now have a media release out:

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Westpac bank in Alinga Street, Canberra City today.

Around 3.00pm, a man entered the Westpac premises with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from the teller.

The teller handed over a sum of cash whereby the offender then left the premises.

The alleged offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 165cm (5’5”), wearing a hat, dark jacket and a scarf across his face.

ACT Policing is at the scene and are investigating the incident.

Anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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11 Responses to
Alinga Street Westpac held up
Growling Ferret 7:12 am 21 Jul 12

Was Massey still out on bail?

gooterz 7:32 pm 20 Jul 12

Must have been wearing heels.

Police media: approximately 165cm (5’5”), wearing a hat, dark jacket and a scarf across his face.
CT: roughly 183cm tall, aged between 40 and 50, medium build, wearing black tracksuit pants, and a dark jacket.

eq2 6:55 pm 20 Jul 12

c_c said :

khepri said :

That would explain the random cop outside the Police Credit Union a little after 3pm. He was just hanging around out front not doing anything for the few minutes I was there. Detereent against a potential run on multiple banks.

Police and Corrections staff from the courts are frequently in the Subway nearby, that would make a brave target at the best of times.

not to mention the fact that it’s named *Police* Credit Union

c_c 6:14 pm 20 Jul 12

khepri said :

That would explain the random cop outside the Police Credit Union a little after 3pm. He was just hanging around out front not doing anything for the few minutes I was there. Detereent against a potential run on multiple banks.

Police and Corrections staff from the courts are frequently in the Subway nearby, that would make a brave target at the best of times.

khepri 6:06 pm 20 Jul 12

That would explain the random cop outside the Police Credit Union a little after 3pm. He was just hanging around out front not doing anything for the few minutes I was there. Detereent against a potential run on multiple banks.

PantsMan 5:27 pm 20 Jul 12

Waiting for The Greens to declare that this is all just a symptom of a society that uses currency as a medium of exchange for goods and services, and that really the offender should be given public housing and a bigger pension.

Holden Caulfield 5:18 pm 20 Jul 12

Haha, ABC radio saying Butch Cassidy made a getaway on his push bike and then dropped some of the cash while on the run.

Sounds like an extremely well planned bust.

c_c 4:31 pm 20 Jul 12

CT reporting a man with a scarf across his face and armed with a firearm demanded money from a teller who complied before he fled.

“The alleged offender is Caucasian in appearance, about 165cm tall and was wearing a hat, dark jacket and a scarf across his face.”

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/westpac-bank-on-alinga-street-robbed-20120720-22ew7.html#ixzz218r0BNtI

Nice to see the security screens are working. Also nice to see the thugs have so little faith in ACT Police they’ll do over a bank less than 5min walk from City Police Station.

Jivrashia 4:05 pm 20 Jul 12

TP 3000 said :

Forensics

Which means it has concluded peacefully without fatality or injury…?

Otherwise I’m assuming ambulance would be there as well.

TP 3000 3:47 pm 20 Jul 12

Forensics & Detectives are also hanging around the back of the Saraton Building. May or may not be related.

c_c 3:16 pm 20 Jul 12

Time to break out the Bearcat… assuming they can get it through CIvic between all the public art works.

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