So police haven’t seen fit to issue a media release, but local media is frothing at the mouth on this one so here goes.
The ABC are carrying some police warnings that 18 attacks in Tuggeranong and Woden since early December could be related and the work of a coterie of sadistic thugs who’ve taken their games out of the classrooms and onto the streets.
- “We suspect that these thugs are travelling around the streets of Tuggeranong Valley identifying these isolated and vulnerable victims and attacking them for kicks.
“We believe that they’re not doing this for profitability they’re doing this for some sort of perverted sense of street credibility amongst themselves and their peers.
“So we’re concerned obviously that this is getting out of hand.”
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While it’s a smart move on the thugs part stealing the phones to delay reporting of their crimes, one suspects they shouldn’t be that hard to catch if they’re causing serious concern.