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Good Morning Oaks Estate! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning

By A_Cog - 4 June 2012 5

burned out truck

Oaks Estate residents woke this morning to be greeted by the sight of an abandoned truck on Hazel Street, which was torched overnight in the sleepy rural-esque suburb on the ACT border.

Surprisingly, residents heard nothing.

Despite the reputation of Oaks Estate as a crime-ridden den of despair, recent crime data from the AFP shows that Oaks Estate is actually safer than the comfortably quiet north-east Canberra suburb of Hackett.

But the old joke persists: it’s not that cars are stolen in Oaks Estate, it’s that stolen cars are recovered in Oaks Estate.

burned out truck

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5 Responses to
Good Morning Oaks Estate! Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning
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p1 10:29 am
04 Jun 12
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One more person who will need to take the bus.

That no one heard anything isn’t that surprising, car (or truck) fires are pretty quiet until they get going…

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Mav 10:52 am
04 Jun 12
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Well that is one truck that has been recycled into scrap.

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arescarti42 9:02 pm
04 Jun 12
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“Despite the reputation of Oaks Estate as a crime-ridden den of despair, recent crime data from the AFP shows that Oaks Estate is actually safer than the comfortably quiet north-east Canberra suburb of Hackett.”

It is worth noting that Hackett has close to 10x the population of Oaks Estate, on a per capita basis Oaks estate is pretty crime-ridden.

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cranky 9:18 pm
04 Jun 12
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Just could be associated with the ram-raid on Monaro Models and Hobbies. Originally rented from Prestons, in Sydney, apparently.

Cultural Hub dwellers have probably worked out that relatively menial ACT crimes are not easily investigated across a border, given a lack of interest.

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buzz819 9:30 pm
04 Jun 12
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cranky said :

Just could be associated with the ram-raid on Monaro Models and Hobbies. Originally rented from Prestons, in Sydney, apparently.

Cultural Hub dwellers have probably worked out that relatively menial ACT crimes are not easily investigated across a border, given a lack of interest.

So you’re saying an Ocean 11 type gang of people got together to perform a ram raid on a model store?

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