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Griffith Shop-Rite rolled

By johnboy - 11 June 2013 17

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ACT Policing is investigating an alleged robbery which occurred in Griffith this afternoon (Sunday, June 9).

About 12.05pm, a man entered the Shop-Rite store. He threatened staff, demanding cash.

The staff member complied, handing over a small sum of cash. The offender left the store on foot, in the direction of Throsby Street.

The offender is described as Caucasian, with pale, bad skin. He is about 170cm (5’7”) tall with a thin build. He is believed to be 35-40 years of age. He has crooked teeth and his speech was slurred.
During the robbery, the offender was wearing a grey windcheater, dark tracksuit pants with white stripes down the side, gloves and white shoes with a black band.

Anyone who was in the vicinity of Griffith Shops at the time of the incident and may be able to assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

If you have concerns over the security of your business ACT Policing has Business Liaison Officers that can provide information on ways to prevent crime. To speak with one of our officers call 6256 7777.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Griffith Shop-Rite rolled
HenryBG 1:37 am 12 Jun 13

LSWCHP said :

One of my boys has just started work at a McDonalds, and I dread him running into a situation like this.

Sign him up for some sort of martial arts course. Gives them confidence for situations like that, at the very least, so if they want to just hand over the money, they can do so without feeling too stressed about it. Or he can kick the shit out of the guy.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/man-grabs-shotgun-armed-robber-new-orleans-article-1.1330994

HenryBG 1:34 am 12 Jun 13

c_c™ said :

ScienceRules said :

c_c™ said :

Personally the minute that bloke walked in I’d have pulled out a baseball bat. He’s not exactly unassuming, and a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise.

If only you were there, eh? You’d have sorted ‘im out with a quick right to the point of the jaw, tossed off a witty quip and strode manfully from the premesis without so much as a backwards glance

No, definitely not. I sure don’t want to be up on assault charges.

If you read my post again, I said:

“a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise”

I’m saying whip out a bat and stare at them and they’re more likely to run away. You can tell by the body language, this isn’t someone who’s going to stick around and try it if they’re made.

Don’t back down – you’re perfectly entitled to defend yourself against criminals, much as the police would like us to believe we can’t.

In fact, as a recent court case result indicates, once a right to self-defence is invoked, the ACT legal system doesn’t actually have any concept of the proportionate response.

LSWCHP 10:21 pm 11 Jun 13

I’ll also add my sympathy for the poor kid behind the counter. Nobody deserves that crap, and I hope he’s OK.

LSWCHP 10:20 pm 11 Jun 13

I constantly hone my scum detector. Whenever a member of the brigade with bad skin, bad teeth, slurred speech with tracky dacks and hood is anywhere near me I’m on high alert.

If they start any trouble, I guarantee I’ll be out the door in a cloud of dust because I don’t want to get a knife in the ribs for the sake of $20 from the till and few packets of durries. Discretion is always the wisest part of valour, I’m over 50 now, slowing down a bit, and a man has to know his limitations.

On the other hand, I’m not a total has-been, so if they threaten me or my wife or my children and I have no other alternative, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll end up maimed, crippled or dead.

One of my boys has just started work at a McDonalds, and I dread him running into a situation like this.

BimboGeek 9:31 pm 11 Jun 13

c_c™ said :

Personally the minute that bloke walked in I’d have pulled out a baseball bat. He’s not exactly unassuming, and a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise.

Is that a skinny teenager I see behind the counter? Picking on someone half his age is definitely my idea of cowardly. Expecting the kid to defend himself with a baseball bat is probably an insult to parents who might not want to raise a street brawler.

Just a guess.

c_c™ 9:06 pm 11 Jun 13

ScienceRules said :

c_c™ said :

Personally the minute that bloke walked in I’d have pulled out a baseball bat. He’s not exactly unassuming, and a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise.

If only you were there, eh? You’d have sorted ‘im out with a quick right to the point of the jaw, tossed off a witty quip and strode manfully from the premesis without so much as a backwards glance

No, definitely not. I sure don’t want to be up on assault charges.

If you read my post again, I said:

“a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise”

I’m saying whip out a bat and stare at them and they’re more likely to run away. You can tell by the body language, this isn’t someone who’s going to stick around and try it if they’re made.

ScienceRules 8:59 pm 11 Jun 13

c_c™ said :

Personally the minute that bloke walked in I’d have pulled out a baseball bat. He’s not exactly unassuming, and a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise.

If only you were there, eh? You’d have sorted ‘im out with a quick right to the point of the jaw, tossed off a witty quip and strode manfully from the premesis without so much as a backwards glance. , my hero! Now, since I’m getting the vapours from inhaling your virtual testosterone, I think a cup of tea, a Bex and a lie down is in order.

bundah 6:45 pm 11 Jun 13

Pork Hunt said :

bundah said :

Doesn’t he look a picture of health..

Drug dealers should lace their products with vitamins and maybe a bit of fibre. After all we have added iodine to salt to prevent cretinism and added folate to our diets..

Vitamins and fibre? I would’ve thought copious quantities of strychnine would be far more appropriate! Oh wait maybe that’s the problem..

c_c™ 5:57 pm 11 Jun 13

Personally the minute that bloke walked in I’d have pulled out a baseball bat. He’s not exactly unassuming, and a lot of these people are absolute cowards relying on the element of surprise.

breda 5:38 pm 11 Jun 13

Another contribution from one of the denizens of Stuart Flats or their loser mates to the local crime statistics – unbackable odds.

thebrownstreak69 2:11 pm 11 Jun 13

Sadly, we need people like this in our society, they help keep inflation under control.

Sux for the guy behind the counter, though.

incredulousandridicu 1:28 pm 11 Jun 13

I lean towards the idea this guy is a) heavily or fully subsidised by the taxpayer, b) barely employed or c) both.

Instead of treating these kinds of people as victims’ victims, they should be brought into compulsory work programs (e.g. cleaning streets, maintaining parks, learning presentation skills) to earn their government payments. Canberra has a growing underclass. You see the same characters inhabiting Civic and other areas every day. Inasmuch as these kinds of articles give the Riot Act its biggest discussion hubs, we aren’t going to get Dogman to save the day on every occasion. We just get a criminal mess.

Captain RAAF 11:15 am 11 Jun 13

Alleged?

Pretty sure it actually happened, by that story.

Pork Hunt 11:07 am 11 Jun 13

bundah said :

Doesn’t he look a picture of health..

Drug dealers should lace their products with vitamins and maybe a bit of fibre. After all we have added iodine to salt to prevent cretinism and added folate to our diets..

bundah 9:10 am 11 Jun 13

Doesn’t he look a picture of health..

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