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Belconnen bag lifter gets stabby with the broken glass

By johnboy - 26 January 2012 20

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a man at the Belconnen Community Bus Station yesterday (Wednesday, January 25).

About 3.15 pm the 37-year-old man was waiting to catch a bus when he was approached by an unknown female asking for money.

After giving the woman some coins he noticed his bag missing. When he asked other nearby passengers where his bag was a woman pointed in the direction of the unknown female.

When the man asked the female for his bag back she produced a sharp metal object and threatened him. The man gave chase however the female picked up some broken glass and threatened the man again.

The female was last seen in Chandler Street entering the Belconnen Labor Club.

The offender is described of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in her mid to late twenties, about 5’3” (160cm) tall, with long dark hair and a slim build. She was wearing a fluorescent pink hat, black 3/4 length pants, grey T-shirt, carrying a large dark coloured square backpack with a stripe pattern and a large black plastic bag in her hands.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, in particular two women who were sitting on a nearby seat at the Belconnen Community Bus Station about 3.15 pm.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged 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.

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[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Belconnen bag lifter gets stabby with the broken glass
NoImRight 3:39 pm 27 Jan 12

maniac said :

I was at McDonalds at Wagga Wagga waiting for my order. A woman looking exactly like that, same clothes and all, walked right up to the counter took my food that had just been placed on the counter and walked right out again. The staff saw but couldn’t do anything and gave me a replacement. I guess paying for stuff is optional.

Maybe she’d been hired by your taste buds?

LSWCHP 2:39 pm 27 Jan 12

Has anvbody pointed out to the cops that the photo they’ve released of the villain is of the *back* of her head, not the front? Surely there must be a better pic available from the clubs security cameras.

MrMagoo 1:19 pm 27 Jan 12

damien haas said :

I am a member of the Belconnen Labor Club. Two weeks ago i went in with some friends from interstate and was shocked to discover that instead of just signing people in, they now want to scan photo id, and specifically – drivers licenses. I was very uncomfortable at this incredible breach of privacy and suggested we go somewhere else. I doubt I would ever take a guest in there again.

As there is such a policy in place, i’m sure that if the alleged criminal entered the Belconnen Labor Club, and is not a member, then her scanned photo id will be on file.

Sorry but this form of confirming I.D. is common place now and given its widespread usage I would be of the belief that privacy concerns have been met.

schmeah 12:31 pm 27 Jan 12

nescius said :

Holditz said :

So wait- fellow bus passengers saw that the offender had picked up his bag and didn’t challenge her???

I guess they were frightened, probably didn’t want to get stabbed, or they didn’t want to be labelled as racists.

+1 .. it’s possible that the other commuters were elderly, young or otherwise insecure about challenging anyone. Most people would think twice because getting stabby seems to be a common response to being challenged unfortunatly. No one is to blame in this situation other than the perpetrator who will hopefully be caught soon.

maniac 12:26 pm 27 Jan 12

I was at McDonalds at Wagga Wagga waiting for my order. A woman looking exactly like that, same clothes and all, walked right up to the counter took my food that had just been placed on the counter and walked right out again. The staff saw but couldn’t do anything and gave me a replacement. I guess paying for stuff is optional.

damien haas 10:24 am 27 Jan 12

I am a member of the Belconnen Labor Club. Two weeks ago i went in with some friends from interstate and was shocked to discover that instead of just signing people in, they now want to scan photo id, and specifically – drivers licenses. I was very uncomfortable at this incredible breach of privacy and suggested we go somewhere else. I doubt I would ever take a guest in there again.

As there is such a policy in place, i’m sure that if the alleged criminal entered the Belconnen Labor Club, and is not a member, then her scanned photo id will be on file.

nescius 9:48 am 27 Jan 12

Holditz said :

So wait- fellow bus passengers saw that the offender had picked up his bag and didn’t challenge her???

I guess they were frightened, probably didn’t want to get stabbed, or they didn’t want to be labelled as racists.

Dilandach 7:51 am 27 Jan 12

cranky said :

Sorry, but I am convinced that reverse discrimination is practised by our local political masters.

No such thing as ‘reverse’ racism. According to some however, its only ‘whitey’ that can be racist.

matt31221 11:10 pm 26 Jan 12

Alderney said :

First mistake was handing over coins, second mistake was not paying attention to his immediate surroundings.

So he was willing to challenge, but not for a challenge.

More to this than meets the eye.

It wasn’t his mistake! He was the victim of a crime!

Just goes to show – don’t try and give charity to scum like her.

Alderney 9:48 pm 26 Jan 12

First mistake was handing over coins, second mistake was not paying attention to his immediate surroundings.

So he was willing to challenge, but not for a challenge.

More to this than meets the eye.

cranky 8:31 pm 26 Jan 12

Mr Evil said :

I wonder if the alleged offender was here in Canberra to celebrate 40 years of a certain embassy in town????

Pure conjecture, but what are the chances that the Club front desk has been instructed not to quiz our suntanned brothers as to their membership details. Much along the lines laid down by our previous Chief overlord.

Sorry, but I am convinced that reverse discrimination is practised by our local political masters.

Mr Evil 7:32 pm 26 Jan 12

I wonder if the alleged offender was here in Canberra to celebrate 40 years of a certain embassy in town????

LSWCHP 7:20 pm 26 Jan 12

A fluorescent pink hat? Surely that’s a criminal offence in itself.

And if the person went into the Labor club, they would presumably need to flash a membership card to get past reception. If not, where were the club security team? And what about the security videos?

There’s some surreal things going on in town at the moment. I wonder if someone has put LSD into the water or something.

Dilandach 6:25 pm 26 Jan 12

Wonder if there was a VK commodore parked in the labor club carpark with DC plates.

Holditz 6:19 pm 26 Jan 12

So wait- fellow bus passengers saw that the offender had picked up his bag and didn’t challenge her???

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