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Armed SWAT-like security at Belconnen Mall

By LSWCHP 15 January 2012 22

So I was at the mall this morning having a coffee with my wife when I noticed this dude dressed all in black walking towards us. The general vibe the guy was putting out seemed unusual, so I had a closer look. The outfit consisted of black tactical gear, including cargo pants and military style boots with the pants bloused. What really caught my eye though, was that he was carrying a handgun in a hip holster. It was a large polymer framed semi-auto like a Glock or a S&W M&P. This was disturbing, to say the least.

He walked past where we were sitting, and I saw that he had the word “Security” in white letters on the back of his shirt, which didn’t make me feel better at all. I’ve seen lots of armed security guards over the years, and this guy didn’t look anything like them. He was just walking along in the mall, and as far as I could tell he wasn’t specifically guarding anything, and he didn’t appear to be part of a team.

Is this a new Westfield thing? I really don’t like the idea of rentacops in intimidating looking tactical gear carrying guns around the mall on Sunday morning while I’m doing my shopping.

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mollty 10:26 pm 17 Oct 17

Hi guys, i can lend some light on this, I have been in the security industry for all most ten years. I would bet he was fixing ATMS, they sometimes need to be fixed at very odd hours, i can say i have been in that same spot. You cant just open up a ATM with no gun on. Sorry to say people but that is how you get robbed. It is all so some times needed to do Cash pick ups on the weekend. We all go through training, if we can lock up and avoid a fight we will. BUT the last thing is guys, you have to have a genuine reasons to hold a firearm licence.

DUB 12:27 pm 16 Jan 12

dph said :

@LSWCHP By any chance, do you wear a tin foil hat?

People will find any reason to cause more stress to themselves. Unbelievable 🙂

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