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Axe wielding mugger in Belconnen

By johnboy - 6 September 2011 36

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Monday, September 5).

Around 10.30pm, a 24-year-old man was talking on his mobile phone while standing next to his vehicle on Hennessy Street in Belconnen. While on the phone he was approached by a man who demanded cash.

The victim initially refused to give any cash to the man, until the man produced a small axe.

The victim handed over money and his mobile phone to the man, who was last seen running along Hennessy Street towards College Street.

The victim was not injured during the aggravated robbery.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 20 to 30 years old, approximately 183cm (6’) tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie jumper, navy tracksuits pants and a black baseball cap.

Police are appealing for anyone who was near Hennessey Street in Belconnen around 10.30pm last night, or may have seen a man matching the above description to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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cocopops 12:55 am 13 Sep 11

Tetranitrate said :

cocopops said :

My bet is they were drug addicts, living in the flats there for about a year taught me enough to know not to get involved with anyone else living there. BTW, was the victim a tourist because Im pretty sure anyone who lives in Canberra would not be standing in Emu Ridge at that time of the night alone unless you had some equally impressive weapon to use against said muggers.

Is it really that bad? I lived in Connelly Place for a little under a year back around 08ish, and I’d be going in and out that late and even later (worked at a bar). I never really saw anyone much around, the whole area struck me as fairly quiet and boring.

I was in Illawarrah flats, Howie court in 09/10 and it was normal to hear fights at night, not everyone is bad there but the ones that are made themselves known.

Tetranitrate 10:59 pm 11 Sep 11

cocopops said :

My bet is they were drug addicts, living in the flats there for about a year taught me enough to know not to get involved with anyone else living there. BTW, was the victim a tourist because Im pretty sure anyone who lives in Canberra would not be standing in Emu Ridge at that time of the night alone unless you had some equally impressive weapon to use against said muggers.

Is it really that bad? I lived in Connelly Place for a little under a year back around 08ish, and I’d be going in and out that late and even later (worked at a bar). I never really saw anyone much around, the whole area struck me as fairly quiet and boring.

cocopops 10:37 pm 11 Sep 11

My bet is they were drug addicts, living in the flats there for about a year taught me enough to know not to get involved with anyone else living there. BTW, was the victim a tourist because Im pretty sure anyone who lives in Canberra would not be standing in Emu Ridge at that time of the night alone unless you had some equally impressive weapon to use against said muggers.

Rawhide Kid Part3 9:13 am 07 Sep 11

Wow!! A stereo thread . Axe wielding on one side and drugs on the other. Oh…….. I’ve just been told, the do go together.

PBO 8:51 am 07 Sep 11

andy pandy said :

PBO would this pair be the same as the wonderful brothers from ainslie, or has Canberra been blessed with a second pair ?

Oh god no, dont even suggest a second pair of them. But yes, they would be the ones.

LSWCHP 11:15 pm 06 Sep 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

At the risk of being sucked into the bowels of the earth, things thrown at me from left, right, center and above. I believe all elicit drugs should be legalised . 1) It would cut the crime rate to posabely less than 0.1%, 2) The criminal element in this industry would cease to exist, 3) Law enforcement can get on with real policing for the community. 4) My house and car won’t get broken into any more (well not for Drug purposes). Ducking for Cover.

No need to duck mate. That’s an eminently sensible suggestion, and one I’ve been pushing (as it were) for years. The only people who profit from absolute bans on drugs are the dealers and other crims involved in the game.

Legalisation would also help to control purity, so that people didn’t end up dying in the street after ingesting rat poison sold as some sort of happy pill. And the government could even skim some tax revenue off the top. Everybody wins, but it won’t happen because the people who have a vested interest in keeping it illegal (ie the crims) have so much cash that they are able to maintain the status quo.

The Antichrist 10:46 pm 06 Sep 11

those who live by the Axe, are doomed to die by the Axe. Darwin will sort this tard out soon enough.

20-1 he will be the next recipient of a Mully Award – “When Axe-swings Go Wrong”.

what_the 6:13 pm 06 Sep 11

Tooks said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Tooks said :

Anyway, we all know all illicit drugs will never be legalised, so it’s a moot point.

Isn’t that what they use to say in Amsterdam?

Hard drugs like cocaine, LSD, heroin are illegal in the Netherlands as in any other country. Cannabis is legal as long as it’s for personal use.

I think the point being made is that legality can be changed with a flick of pen (and passing through a few Houses of course). Cocaine was previously legal also, as was alcohol.

andy pandy 5:28 pm 06 Sep 11

PBO would this pair be the same as the wonderful brothers from ainslie, or has Canberra been blessed with a second pair ?

Tooks 3:55 pm 06 Sep 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Tooks said :

Anyway, we all know all illicit drugs will never be legalised, so it’s a moot point.

Isn’t that what they use to say in Amsterdam?

Hard drugs like cocaine, LSD, heroin are illegal in the Netherlands as in any other country. Cannabis is legal as long as it’s for personal use.

addicus 3:17 pm 06 Sep 11

Mysteryman said :

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

At the risk of being sucked into the bowels of the earth, things thrown at me from left, right, center and above. I believe all elicit drugs should be legalised . 1) It would cut the crime rate to posabely less than 0.1%, 2) The criminal element in this industry would cease to exist, 3) Law enforcement can get on with real policing for the community. 4) My house and car won’t get broken into any more (well not for Drug purposes). Ducking for Cover.

Yes. Because alcohol is legal and nobody ever commits crimes when they are under the influence of alcohol.

I think the point was alcohol isn’t purchased black market but in a retail market, thus it is usually cheaper and more attainable to consumers. The ‘so called’ decreased cost because it is in retail market and legally taxed, enables consumers to obtain it with less requirement to steal or take from others to get the required funds to buy it, in concept. People will always have a reason to steal though for….money. People can NOT be labelled as being made to do bad acts from substance influences, as it isn’t the substances that ultimately make the wrong or bad decision, it’s the individual. The reason a substance was involved may well be , and probably is a separate issue all together. Whatever the substance, blaming whatever it is, is simply scratching at the surface. Should you address the surface issue, or the root cause? The scope of these social issues are much broader, then a narrow view of instantly blaming drugs for people doing bad things. It’s easy and lazy. As there certainly are drug companies, that are legal, and some produce far worst drugs regarding reactions and altered state of mind. Yet , blame is less likely to occur regarding a ‘legal’ drug. Unlikely a suggestion would be made that a prescription drug ‘made him do it!’. So Legalising does give ok in some ways, to have negative elements with drugs because it’s an established business paying tax while pushing it onto doctors. But, it is for your own safety, and please only take as directed by your salesman….I mean medical practitioner.

ms_j 3:09 pm 06 Sep 11

well see your first problem is “standing next to his vehicle on Hennessy Street”

MrMagoo 2:27 pm 06 Sep 11

PBO said :

Kerehona said :

Belco Pride!

+1, and i bet it was a borrowed axe too.

The axe was appropriated I think you meant.

mickey 2:26 pm 06 Sep 11

PBO said :

Kerehona said :

Belco Pride!

+1, and i bet it was a borrowed axe too.

maybe from a previous mugging as well?

PBO 1:24 pm 06 Sep 11

Kerehona said :

Belco Pride!

+1, and i bet it was a borrowed axe too.

Henry82 1:23 pm 06 Sep 11

Mysteryman said :

Yes. Because alcohol is legal and nobody ever commits crimes when they are under the influence of alcohol.

Just on this, during my RSA, they mentioned Alcohol misuse costs the Australian community 15 billion each year

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