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Audi stolen at gunpoint in broad daylight in Civic found ablaze in Gungahlin

By Charlotte Harper - 10 June 2016 7

Canberra Theatre carpark

An Audi station wagon surrendered by its female owner to a man threatening her with a shotgun in the Canberra Theatre carpark on Tuesday afternoon has since been used in a retail hold-up at Fyshwick and discovered ablaze in Gungahlin.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle fire in Carver Lane early yesterday morning and found the white Audi Q5 station wagon bearing ACT registration YJO-43U alight upon their arrival at the scene.

Police urge members of the public who saw anything suspicious near Carver Lane yesterday around 4.45am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please provide reference number 5971139.

About 4.30pm on Tuesday, ACT Policing received a report that a male offender had approached staff at the Australia Post store in Townsville Street, Fyshwick. He was armed with a shot gun and made threatening demands for cash. The staff complied and the offender fled the scene.

At about 2.50pm that day ACT Policing had received the first report relating to the matter, that a male offender armed with a shot gun approached a woman in the Canberra Theatre carpark on London Circuit in the City and demanded she give him the car.

The woman complied and the offender fled in the stolen car.

Police are undergoing extensive searches for the offender who is described as Caucasian in appearance, with blue eyes and about 180cm (5’11”) tall.

He was wearing black tracksuit pants with white stripes, a navy football jumper and black balaclava on Tuesday.

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7 Responses to
Audi stolen at gunpoint in broad daylight in Civic found ablaze in Gungahlin
Trouncer 10:15 am 17 Jun 16

Our tough gun laws should of prevented this. Hahahahahahahahaha

A_Cog 10:00 am 17 Jun 16

gooterz said :

No, you are wrong. The facts about crime ie those presented by the AFP say the opposite.

Umm, no, you’re wrong.

The “facts” about crime from the AFP’s “media” unit are torn down by the Productivity Commission’s review of government services, showing the ACT Police has the lowest rate of clearances of any police force in Australia. The AFP/ACT Police have tried very hard to cover over their shoddy performance, like the 2012-15 Property Crime Reduction Strategy using the high watermark of 2010 as a benchmark.

Then there is the surge in organised crime and disorganised crime instances in the last 12-24 months, underpinned by the poor policing, but reinforced by the broken jail and several judges who refuse to impose custodials (thank god for Justice Nield).

The jail has been heavily criticised by the ACT Auditor General last year, and the Productivity Commission has also identified that the ACT has the highest rate of return-to-custody in Australia.

Those reports are based on actual data and outcomes… otherwise known as facts.

rosscoact 8:43 am 17 Jun 16

Maya123 said :

How’s the government “incompotent”, rommeldog?

I would be pretty happy to have draconian laws regarding crimes against persons. Canberra should be a place where good people feel safe and miscreants live in fear.

But we don’t have even basic protections of law abiding Canberrans. The ACT has the highest rate of recidivism but the lowest rate of incarceration… And we’re about to outsource incarceration to criminals with home detention but no electronic monitoring. The jail is a joke, and it’s been overcrowded since opening (worsening violence) so now the gubmint is bypassing the jail altogether and asking crims nicely to stay at home.

The ACT police have the lowest clearance rates (solving crimes) in the nation, so when the home detention crims sneak out to continue pillaging, the cops will be hopeless in solving the crimes.

There’s been an explosion in gun crime, a surge in aggregate crime, more bikie violence, more armed hold ups with knives, a spate of murders, but Barr is cutting funding to the cops ( although to be fair, they’re useless anyway).

No, you are wrong. The facts about crime ie those presented by the AFP say the opposite.

But hey, you’re not the first person to shiver, naked and afraid of imaginary demons walking the earth.

A_Cog 11:52 pm 16 Jun 16

Maya123 said :

How’s the government “incompotent”, rommeldog?

I would be pretty happy to have draconian laws regarding crimes against persons. Canberra should be a place where good people feel safe and miscreants live in fear.

But we don’t have even basic protections of law abiding Canberrans. The ACT has the highest rate of recidivism but the lowest rate of incarceration… And we’re about to outsource incarceration to criminals with home detention but no electronic monitoring. The jail is a joke, and it’s been overcrowded since opening (worsening violence) so now the gubmint is bypassing the jail altogether and asking crims nicely to stay at home.

The ACT police have the lowest clearance rates (solving crimes) in the nation, so when the home detention crims sneak out to continue pillaging, the cops will be hopeless in solving the crimes.

There’s been an explosion in gun crime, a surge in aggregate crime, more bikie violence, more armed hold ups with knives, a spate of murders, but Barr is cutting funding to the cops ( although to be fair, they’re useless anyway).

dungfungus 5:22 pm 16 Jun 16

Gungahlin is becoming the area of choice to take stolen cars to be cremated too.
It used to be Uriuarra Forest but I guess Gungahlin is a shorter walk to the villians’ homes.

plausibly_deniable 3:31 pm 16 Jun 16

How’s the government “incompotent”, rommeldog?

I would be pretty happy to have draconian laws regarding crimes against persons. Canberra should be a place where good people feel safe and miscreants live in fear.

rommeldog56 11:06 am 10 Jun 16

Te tram, car jackings, armed robberies, assaults, drug use, increasing traffic, and international airport, an incompotent ACT Government…….

It seems that Canberra really is growing up – sadly !

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