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Creepy carjacking in the Cotter

By johnboy - 5 September 2011 20

ACT Policing is investigating an incident on Saturday night (September 3) after a 66-year-old war veteran was robbed of a sum of cash at the Cotter Dam.

On Saturday morning the 66-year-old man travelled from country NSW to Canberra with a man he believed to be his friend, with the view of purchasing a vehicle.

About 11.00pm on Saturday night the two men were driving in bushland near the Cotter Dam when the friend told the man he was lost and would need to stop to check the map for directions.

Around this time, a green Holden Commodore, possibly with Queensland registration, stopped close to where the two men had parked. It was at this stage that the victim was dragged out of the vehicle by his friend who placed a knife against his throat.

The offender took the victim’s money, mobile phone and wallet before driving away with the other vehicle. The victim, who is completely deaf and mute, spent the evening on the side of the road before making his way to the City Police Station on Sunday afternoon to report the robbery.

The passenger of the green Commodore is described as around 25-years-of-age. He has shoulder length dark coloured hair and dark features.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the green Commodore in the area of the Cotter Dam on Saturday evening to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Creepy carjacking in the Cotter
troll-sniffer 9:30 am 06 Sep 11

MERC600 said :

All a bit odd. Came here from country NSW. Where ? Wagga or Yass ? and to be out at 11pm on the Cotter road after looking at cars , where, caryards by moonlight ? the cops know more than their press release.

screaming banshee said :

On the surface of it, robbing a 66 year old at knife point is certainly abhorent, but along the lines of something else to the story I’m wondering if this isn’t plausible:

66 Year old goes looking for a little bit of younger action, the young ‘friend’ susses out what the old creep is up to and arranges an ambush planning to off the sick bastard but chickens out at the last minute so robs him instead.
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Seriously, what were they doing driving around bushland at 11pm?

Remind me to ask the cops not to do any sort of local press release if I am the victim of a crime. There are just too many ‘deep thinkers’ in this town who have become bored with proving the moon landings didn’t happen.

PBO 9:20 am 06 Sep 11

Athryn said :

Am I the only person that finds it interesting that a deaf, mute owns a mobile phone?

SMS

KB1971 said :

How is a deaf mute man a Veteran?

PTSD or an injury sustained whilst in service, not that uncommon.

KB1971 8:30 am 06 Sep 11

How is a deaf mute man a Veteran?

Athryn 8:02 am 06 Sep 11

Am I the only person that finds it interesting that a deaf, mute owns a mobile phone?

screaming banshee 10:17 pm 05 Sep 11

On the surface of it, robbing a 66 year old at knife point is certainly abhorent, but along the lines of something else to the story I’m wondering if this isn’t plausible:

66 Year old goes looking for a little bit of younger action, the young ‘friend’ susses out what the old creep is up to and arranges an ambush planning to off the sick bastard but chickens out at the last minute so robs him instead.
[/theory]

Seriously, what were they doing driving around bushland at 11pm?

Spykler 8:37 pm 05 Sep 11

Mysteryman said :

What kind of low-life a-hole does something like this? The more I read about these situations, the less hope I have for this town.

I don’t think the bottom-feeder who robbed the old man is from Canberra..

ConanOfCooma 8:18 pm 05 Sep 11

I hate it when that happens…

Wily_Bear 6:17 pm 05 Sep 11

Bizarre incident, glad the old bloke lost nothing more than money and a mobile.

…and maybe just a bit of his faith in humanity. I know I did

The Antichrist 6:05 pm 05 Sep 11

MERC600 said :

the cops know more than their press release

yes, that is generally always the case. They aren’t going to just blab 100% of their intell about stuff like this.

Bizarre incident, glad the old bloke lost nothing more than money and a mobile.

Mysteryman 4:45 pm 05 Sep 11

What kind of low-life a-hole does something like this? The more I read about these situations, the less hope I have for this town.

MERC600 4:35 pm 05 Sep 11

All a bit odd. Came here from country NSW. Where ? Wagga or Yass ? and to be out at 11pm on the Cotter road after looking at cars , where, caryards by moonlight ? the cops know more than their press release.

john87_no1 4:25 pm 05 Sep 11

Said “friend” just bought a ticket to Hell.

Muttsybignuts 2:09 pm 05 Sep 11

Lowlife maggots. Still, can the “friend” be identified by someone else in the country town?

p1 2:09 pm 05 Sep 11

Disturbing.

threepaws 1:51 pm 05 Sep 11

Gawd, that’s just awful!

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