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Can we get an early entry to the criminal justice system for these oxygen thieves?

By johnboy - 18 May 2012 6

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two Southside robberies which occurred within an hour of each other last Monday (May 14) afternoon, which police believe are linked.

About 3.40pm a 15 year-old boy was riding home from school in Isabella Plains when he was stopped by three teenagers who threatened him and took his iPod.

Around 5pm the same afternoon three friends were at the Tuggeranong skate park when they saw three teenage boys take their bags.

When one of the friends challenged them one of the offenders allegedly assaulted him and took his BMX bike.

The offenders walked away in the direction of Athllon Drive.

The stolen BMX bike is a one of a kind ‘wethepeople’ brand and is champagne and black in colour. It is worth approximately $6,000.

The offenders are described as being between 12 and 17 years-old. Two of the teenagers were wearing black bumbags over their shoulders.

The first offender was riding a black BMX bike and wearing a black T-shirt.

The second offender had short black spiky hair, acne, earrings in both ears, a pierced nose and rings on his fingers. He was wearing a blue jacket with white stripes around the middle.

The third offender was wearing plain black jeans and a brown hooded jumper with the hood pulled up over his head.

Anyone who saw a group of teenagers matching this description in the Tuggeranong area at that time are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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6 Responses to
Can we get an early entry to the criminal justice system for these oxygen thieves?
wildturkeycanoe 3:45 pm 19 May 12

Judging by results on the internet, this particular BMX must 18 carat champagne paint. ^$6k is a ridiculous price when around $1500 is the norm for top of the line units. Sounds like an insurance scam…but if it wasn’t insured, then they had it coming anyway.

bearlikesbeer 12:16 pm 19 May 12

I’ve seen complete Wethepeople BMXs priced around $1,500 in retail stores. It’s conceivable that a bespoke bike or a limited edition could reach $6,000.

As for the bike lock comment… who takes a BMX to a skate park just to leave it locked up? It’s more likely the kid was knocked off his bike before it was stolen. It might have been a good idea to use a bike lock to chain the bags up to something while the kids were enjoying the park, though.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:12 am 19 May 12

Make ’em lie down in the skate park while some large, inept bstard like me tries to jump over them on a bike.

LSWCHP 10:03 pm 18 May 12

Sammy said :

I think they’ve snuck an extra zero in the value of that BMX bike.

I mean, I know the Canberra economy is fskcing crazy, but even in Canberra nobody would pay $6k for a BMX bike.

My thoughts exactly. But it doesn’t matter how much the bike cost, some arsehat stole it, and that person deserves a good flogging.

threepaws 9:32 pm 18 May 12

Sammy said :

I think they’ve snuck an extra zero in the value of that BMX bike.

I mean, I know the Canberra economy is fskcing crazy, but even in Canberra nobody would pay $6k for a BMX bike.

Hmmm… then why the comma in the quoted figure?

And why no $12 bike lock for a $6K bike???

Sammy 9:09 pm 18 May 12

I think they’ve snuck an extra zero in the value of that BMX bike.

I mean, I know the Canberra economy is fskcing crazy, but even in Canberra nobody would pay $6k for a BMX bike.

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