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Another Erindale mugging

By johnboy - 10 May 2011 19

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Erindale yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 9) in which a 15-year-old woman was assaulted and had her mobile phone stolen.

About 4.30pm the victim was walking past the Erindale library when she saw a group of about eight youths in the courtyard outside the library. Two of the women from the group approached the victim and asked her for some money.

After the victim told the women she didn’t have any money, one of the offenders demanded the victim hand over her mobile phone. The victim refused and began to walk away when she was shoved by one of the offenders and had her phone taken from her.

The first offender is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged 16 to 17 years, approximately 160cm (5’3”) tall with a medium build. She was wearing a pink sweater with dark coloured writing on the front, grey tracksuit pants and skate shoes.

The second offender is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged 16 to 17 years, approximately 165cm (5’5”) tall with a slim build. She was wearing a brown sweater with black writing, and dark coloured tracksuit pants.

Police ask anyone who was in the area at that time and may have witnessed the incident or may have seen people acting suspiciously to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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19 Responses to
Another Erindale mugging
dungfungus 5:01 pm 11 May 11

Years ago, there used to be a police station at Erindale. It was re-located to Tuggeranong but now the valley south of Greenway is fully developed the coppers have their hands full there without worrying about Erindale (except when they need a kick-arse hamburger from the takeaway). Erindale is a no-go area after dark. It is a waste of time phoning from upper T’nong to report an incident or request police attendance.
Time the cop shop at Erindale was re-opened.

KaptnKaos 1:23 pm 11 May 11

Erindale and pretty much the Tuggeranong Valley are encountering more of these crimes because there are no police patrols in the Tuggeranong anymore. I cannot remember the last time I saw an actual “patrol” – car or foot – in Tuggeranong, day or night. I don’t blame the police for this, they don’t have the numbers or the supposed budget anymore for “patrols”, the blame lies with actgovco and the stresshead police minister relying on speed cameras to do all the police work.

SgtSlaughter 12:51 pm 11 May 11

Stevian said :

Really, so our police are psychic now are they? They may very well make an educated guess at a few prime suspects, but a little thing called evidence is also needed.

Whilst they need evidence that is easy to obtain when you walk over the centre those unfortunate little thieves spend their time at and ask the victim to identify them because those turds are not known for their intelligence and no that is not aboriginal bashing but frankly anyone that perpetrates crimes such as these is obviously an idiot whether they be black, white or green.

miz 7:41 am 11 May 11

I too would like to see an increased police presence at E’dale – there seems to have been a recent influx of annoying beggars. My teenage daughter who works at E’dale said she had to hide from one the other day (early evening, when she finished work and was waiting for me to pick her up). Not good.

taninaus 7:18 am 11 May 11

Typsy McStaggers said :

I also agree that there is a huge lack of police presence in the area. I’ve had to call crime stoppers a few times over the 10 months I’ve lived there and they take hours to turn up.

Crime stoppers isn’t an attendance line, you won’t get any priority of attendance through that one. You need to call the operations line for the police if you want them to come and visit.

from the AFP website:
”If you are witnessing a or wish to report a crime please contact ACT Policing on 131 444.

If you have information about illegal activity or suspected perpetrators relating to crime anywhere in Australia, you can help by providing information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 ”

Personally, I am at Erindale at night regularly and haven’t felt threatened, I am sure it occurs but I haven’t seen anything to worry about.

Chop71 7:39 pm 10 May 11

Typsy McStaggers said :

I live over the road and I’m sick to death of all the ‘issues’ that go on there.

Stay on the low down, I expect your house to get rocked!!!

Stevian 4:19 pm 10 May 11

keepitup said :

I’m amused that the police are looking for witnesses. They (the coppers) would know exactly who the villians are and where they live.

Really, so our police are psychic now are they? They may very well make an educated guess at a few prime suspects, but a little thing called evidence is also needed.

keepitup 3:16 pm 10 May 11

I’m amused that the police are looking for witnesses. They (the coppers) would know exactly who the villians are and where they live.

EvanJames 2:56 pm 10 May 11

Typsy McStaggers said :

@EvanJames – cynicism does not equal intelligence. Try keepin it relevant!

I was quoting from the police report, perhaps you need to go look up what “relevant” actually means? You might want to look up what “cynicism” actually means too, while you’re at it. Great words to use, but it looks better if you use them correctly.

And I repeat, 15 year old males and females are not men and women. Legally, socially, they are not classified as adults.

Typsy McStaggers 1:58 pm 10 May 11

I live over the road and I’m sick to death of all the ‘issues’ that go on there. Seems to be an Erindale related incident every week, I’m not exaggerating, and that doesn’t include unreported problems that I notice.

I also agree that there is a huge lack of police presence in the area. I’ve had to call crime stoppers a few times over the 10 months I’ve lived there and they take hours to turn up.

@EvanJames – cynicism does not equal intelligence. Try keepin it relevant!

futto 1:49 pm 10 May 11

I used to think that shopping at Erindale was safe in business hours. What a joke.

Don’t think I have ever seen a police officer around so i hope they increase their patrols. Perhaps they are too busy looking pretty for the reality TV cameras in some dramatic location rather than doing real work?

Mr Intercourse 1:47 pm 10 May 11

Gee I dont know. Maybe check the Aboriginal Youth Centre right next to where the mugging took place?

neanderthalsis 1:43 pm 10 May 11

EvanJames said :

Since when was a 15 year old a “woman”?

Since she stopped being a “girl”.

Captain RAAF 1:30 pm 10 May 11

EvanJames said :

Since when was a 15 year old a “woman”?

Someone needs to help these poor aboriginal girls and rescue them from this life that they must truly hate living. I’m sure every time they mug a poor whitey, they must feel a serious pang of guilt and anger that society has driven them to this point.

Save them!!!!

EvanJames 12:59 pm 10 May 11

Since when was a 15 year old a “woman”?

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