Alinga Street Westpac held up

johnboy 20 July 2012 11

wetpac bank holdup

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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Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 7:12 am 21 Jul 12

Was Massey still out on bail?

gooterz 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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