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Brutal mugging in Glebe Park

By johnboy - 3 March 2011 20

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Glebe Park last night (Wednesday, 2 March).

Around 10pm, three males aged 56, 31, 22 and a female aged 29 were walking home through Glebe Park when they were approached by four males and a female requesting a cigarette.

One of the male victims gave a cigarette to a male offender who then requested money. When the victims refused, the offenders attacked them.

Two of the victims were struck over the head with bottles, while the other victims were kicked and punched. The offenders stole the victims’ wallets, phones and bags, then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

The female offender was described as being Caucasian, of average height with a skinny build and blonde hair. All male offenders were described as Caucasian; one tall in height with short hair, and another in his late teens or early twenties wearing shorts and a grey “hoodie”. No descriptions could be provided for the other two male offenders.

Police investigations are ongoing and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Three of the victims received treatments in hospital and were released a short time later.

Witnesses who were in the Glebe Park area at that time of the incident and may have seen the offenders, or persons matching these description, are 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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Brutal mugging in Glebe Park
DBCooper 9:39 am 04 Mar 11

Australians should have the right to self defense via effective lethal force options beyond “sporting firearms”

But….

” 0.00 BAC requirement while armed.”

Thats kind of tight! suppose someone tries to roll you whilst you are chillaxin?

harvyk1 9:36 am 04 Mar 11

farnarkler said :

A quartet of (insert favourite martial art) black belts should go into Glebe park at night using the Q ship tactic then give the muggers multiple reasons for visiting casualty at Calvary.

+1 for that idea.

Guns are good, but I’d put my money on a black belt any day of the week. Besides the average mugger can easily get hold of a gun themselves thus you are again on even footing. But there are few muggers out there with the discipline or the dedication to become good at a martial art.

deye 11:37 pm 03 Mar 11

Tequila Mockingbird said :

I thought it was common knowledge that Glebe Park is not a place you casually stroll through at night? I’m assuming they thought there’d be safety in numbers, but I guess the muggers had the same idea.

I’ve walked through Glebe Park many times at night and have always felt safe, that isn’t going to change because of a random incident by dickheads. Dickheads can have a go at you anywhere, they don’t only frequent the city parks.

gospeedygo 11:11 pm 03 Mar 11

Dig up Charles Bronson!

Captain RAAF 8:28 pm 03 Mar 11

vintagediva said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Sometimes, I wish we had a 2nd Amendment

And then of course I realise why is good that we don’t

Is that the “right to bear arms”?

Yeah, being mugged with a gun instead of a bottle could’ve ended much worse.

We do have the ability to bear arms, it just isn’t a right….and we can’t go around places like Glebe Park packing heat….but if we (we being law-abiding citizens that are vetted and generally honest and upright citizens) were able to carry firearms, we’d be 5 thugs less about now and someone, like me, would have 5 more notches on his ivory handled .45!

Reap what you sow!

Hosinator 8:16 pm 03 Mar 11

vintagediva said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Sometimes, I wish we had a 2nd Amendment

And then of course I realise why is good that we don’t

Is that the “right to bear arms”?

Yeah, being mugged with a gun instead of a bottle could’ve ended much worse.

Not if I shoot them first. Considering that the muggers are probably looking for some quick cash to score their next hit of Ice, I would take my chances that they couldn’t shoot the front of the Hoover dam due to come down jitters.

LSWCHP 7:31 pm 03 Mar 11

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Sometimes, I wish we had a 2nd Amendment

And then of course I realise why is good that we don’t

The American model of defensive firearms ownership is completely broken. I’ve spent a lot of time over there in the “old west” states where lots of people carry firearms for self defence, and most of them are totally untrained and incompetent. I’ve always thought that they’re generally far more likely to shoot themselves, a friend or a bystander rather than use their weapons effectively if the need arose.

On the other hand, I’d be all in favour of a program that allowed properly trained civilians to carry firearms for defensive purposes. By “properly” I mean comprehensive military-level training in weapon handling, safety, marksmanship and the law. This would be accompanied by regular and rigorous re-certification requirements, and anything else you can think of such as a 0.00 BAC requirement while armed.

Kuku 7:14 pm 03 Mar 11

And why is there no mention of s^&* bag caucasians? And where are posts on how disgraceful they are and how they are reflective of all their race?

farnarkler 6:13 pm 03 Mar 11

A quartet of (insert favourite martial art) black belts should go into Glebe park at night using the Q ship tactic then give the muggers multiple reasons for visiting casualty at Calvary.

vintagediva 6:03 pm 03 Mar 11

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Sometimes, I wish we had a 2nd Amendment

And then of course I realise why is good that we don’t

Is that the “right to bear arms”?

Yeah, being mugged with a gun instead of a bottle could’ve ended much worse.

eyeLikeCarrots 4:31 pm 03 Mar 11

Sometimes, I wish we had a 2nd Amendment

And then of course I realise why is good that we don’t

KB1971 1:34 pm 03 Mar 11

“Fled in an unknow direction”.

Towards the Bega flats me thinks……..

Tequila Mockingbird 1:16 pm 03 Mar 11

I thought it was common knowledge that Glebe Park is not a place you casually stroll through at night? I’m assuming they thought there’d be safety in numbers, but I guess the muggers had the same idea.

buzz819 12:47 pm 03 Mar 11

John Moulis said :

Interesting that Police Media are now using the term hoodie (albeit in inverted commas) rather than “hooded jumper” like they always used to.

I think you will find they were quoting the victim. That is what they are known as, why not use a colloquial term that everybody knows, not everything has to be in latin.

John Moulis 12:21 pm 03 Mar 11

Interesting that Police Media are now using the term hoodie (albeit in inverted commas) rather than “hooded jumper” like they always used to.

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