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Bonython man heads to Allawah Flats to mug

By johnboy - 16 September 2011 5

ACT Policing has charged a 31-year-old Bonython man following an aggravated robbery in Braddon last night (Thursday, September 16).

Around 6.20pm a couple parked their car in the car park of Allawah flats. Shortly after parking the vehicle a man approached them and demanded the keys to their car.

The couple handed over the keys but kept the immobiliser key and ran to the Canberra Centre. The offender tried to start the car however was unable to do so and followed the couple into the Canberra Centre. The offender approached the victims again then left the centre.

The offender was later found by police and arrested.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with aggravated robbery and possessing an offensive weapon with intent.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Bonython man heads to Allawah Flats to mug
matt31221 5:08 pm 16 Sep 11

Thieving scumbag. Good on the cops for catching him.

Me no fry said :

troll-sniffer said :

In Africa, mon, clever mzungus (and well-heeled locals) purchased remote immobilisers, so when they were carjacked (a real threat in some parts of the continent) they would hand over the keys, the robbers would drive away, but quickly come to a halt when the owner activated the remote. Got so common the robbers started demanding the immobiliser remotes as well as the keys.

Best one I ever saw was a fuel cutoff switch completely hidden, it cut the fuel way back down the line, so there was enough fuel in the lines for the car to be driven for up to several blocks, but then no way to restart unless the fuel cutoff was restored. His car was stolen three times in as many years and each time it was recovered almost in sight of where it was stolen from.

Presumably this is why carjackers in Johannesburg started just shooting drivers temporarily stopped in cars that were already running – cue the invention of the side-flame-shooting anti-theft device (as discussed on RA previously, I recall).

Hopefully it won’t ever get that rough here.

It will never become that bad with the ACT Police on the job. Those boys swarm any felon stupid enough to disturb the peace. They are literaly like the Agent Smith’s from the Matrix – appearing out of nowhere to catch you especially in Civic. I saw a Lebanese man smack another bloke over the head with a crowbar near Ali Baba the other day. It seemed like 30 seconds later the offender wasn’t even away from the scene when Cops started coming from nowhere and arrested him. That is what I call response time.

Me no fry 3:20 pm 16 Sep 11

troll-sniffer said :

In Africa, mon, clever mzungus (and well-heeled locals) purchased remote immobilisers, so when they were carjacked (a real threat in some parts of the continent) they would hand over the keys, the robbers would drive away, but quickly come to a halt when the owner activated the remote. Got so common the robbers started demanding the immobiliser remotes as well as the keys.

Best one I ever saw was a fuel cutoff switch completely hidden, it cut the fuel way back down the line, so there was enough fuel in the lines for the car to be driven for up to several blocks, but then no way to restart unless the fuel cutoff was restored. His car was stolen three times in as many years and each time it was recovered almost in sight of where it was stolen from.

Presumably this is why carjackers in Johannesburg started just shooting drivers temporarily stopped in cars that were already running – cue the invention of the side-flame-shooting anti-theft device (as discussed on RA previously, I recall).

Hopefully it won’t ever get that rough here.

troll-sniffer 2:14 pm 16 Sep 11

In Africa, mon, clever mzungus (and well-heeled locals) purchased remote immobilisers, so when they were carjacked (a real threat in some parts of the continent) they would hand over the keys, the robbers would drive away, but quickly come to a halt when the owner activated the remote. Got so common the robbers started demanding the immobiliser remotes as well as the keys.

Best one I ever saw was a fuel cutoff switch completely hidden, it cut the fuel way back down the line, so there was enough fuel in the lines for the car to be driven for up to several blocks, but then no way to restart unless the fuel cutoff was restored. His car was stolen three times in as many years and each time it was recovered almost in sight of where it was stolen from.

workmatic 1:09 pm 16 Sep 11

Seperate control for immobiliser? Not that hard to understand?

Cheap 11:33 am 16 Sep 11

“immobiliser key”?

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