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Carrying an envelope containing cash and a mobile phone

By johnboy - 25 August 2011 13

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Tuggeranong yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 24).

Around 12.20pm, two women were walking through the car park behind the Salvation Army House building in Greenway when they were approached by a man.

The man grabbed hold of an envelope one of the women was carrying and pulled it away from her, causing her to fall to the ground. The envelope contained cash and a mobile phone. The offender took the envelope and got into the passenger seat of a burgundy coloured Mazda. The victim attempted to open the driver’s door but the vehicle drove off.

The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his mid twenties, approximately 175cm (5’9”) tall with short brown hair and a short brown beard. He was wearing a grey coloured long sleeve top.

The driver of the vehicle is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his mid twenties with black hair and a black beard. He was wearing a black jacket.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have seen the men or vehicle matching the above descriptions in the Greenway area around midday yesterday to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Carrying an envelope containing cash and a mobile phone
The Dark 10:43 pm 27 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

God Johnboy you’re a laugh!

I’m talking about a normal conversation on a mobile phone that has the sounds of waterfalls in the background when talking. It sounds nothing like the loud whistles you imagine I have blown at me down the phone by some hysterical woman I’ve taken a fancy to!!! Surely I’m not the only one who has ever had a garbled conversation with someone on a mobile phone?

Noone cares, if you have a problem with your mobile, take it up with your phone company, this is a story about someone getting mugged, not a debate about landlines vs mobiles in regards to sound quality.

Mr Gillespie 12:15 pm 27 Aug 11

God Johnboy you’re a laugh!

I’m talking about a normal conversation on a mobile phone that has the sounds of waterfalls in the background when talking. It sounds nothing like the loud whistles you imagine I have blown at me down the phone by some hysterical woman I’ve taken a fancy to!!! Surely I’m not the only one who has ever had a garbled conversation with someone on a mobile phone?

johnboy 12:02 pm 27 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

But mobile phones have much poorer sound quality than landlines.

Have you ever noticed, when making a mobile phone call, the ridiculous amounts of distortion, waterfall sounds, and breakups you are subject to when TRYING to have a conversation on the phone. REALLY PISSES ME OFF THAT.

Are you sure that isn’t your victims blowing a whistle?

Mr Gillespie 11:42 am 27 Aug 11

But mobile phones have much poorer sound quality than landlines.

Have you ever noticed, when making a mobile phone call, the ridiculous amounts of distortion, waterfall sounds, and breakups you are subject to when TRYING to have a conversation on the phone. REALLY PISSES ME OFF THAT.

Grail 11:08 am 27 Aug 11

Henry82 said :

Out of curiosity, why do they need a mobile phone?

Because mobile phones are cheaper than landlines, and you can pre-pay the account when you need to use it, as opposed to continually paying connection/disconnection fees for landlines. I can loan you a mobile phone, which you can use where you need it. I can’t loan you a landline unless I want you dropping in any time you want to make a phone call.

The Dark 11:00 pm 25 Aug 11

So they can be contacted? Family, loved ones, centrelink appointments, job searching, etc…

I assume.

Henry82 10:15 pm 25 Aug 11

NickD said :

mobile phones.

Out of curiosity, why do they need a mobile phone?

NickD 8:45 pm 25 Aug 11

The location where this happened might be a bit of a give away – charities such as the Salvation Army give people in need cash and mobile phones, and it makes sense that they would be provided in an envelope. Which makes this all the worse.

00davist 8:45 pm 25 Aug 11

Henry82 said :

Sounds like there is more to the story then what’s being said.

Either that, or the woman in question needs to upgrade her handbag…

cranky 8:19 pm 25 Aug 11

Slightly OT.

It really helps us olde pharts to be given heights in imperial (feet/inch) measurements.

Should be compulsory.

Strange as it may seem, I work in millimetres daily, but have no idea of my height in metric!

Henry82 6:34 pm 25 Aug 11

Sounds like there is more to the story then what’s being said.

lumpy 3:31 pm 25 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

I wonder how the man knew the envelope contained money?

Was he Jack Bauer?

EvanJames 3:23 pm 25 Aug 11

I wonder how the man knew the envelope contained money?

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