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Gungahlin video store lasts long enough to be robbed

By johnboy - 3 November 2013 13

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old Palmerston man following an aggravated robbery in Gungahlin yesterday (Saturday, November 2).

Around 11.05am the man entered the Civic Video Gungahlin store and threatened a staff member with an object wrapped in a plastic bag, claimed to be handgun, demanding cash.

The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash.

Police attended shortly after and reviewed CCTV footage of the area. Based on information gathered, police arrested a man in Palmerston before executing a search warrant on a nearby house in Kosciuszko Avenue where police seized items in relation to the offence.

The arrested man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a prohibited substance.

He will face ACT Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Monday, November 4). Police will oppose bail.

Investigations are continuing.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Gungahlin video store lasts long enough to be robbed
c_c™ 7:14 pm 04 Nov 13

Special mention has to go to Debby Vilenski and the Win New team for their story on this tonight. Obviously inspired Unsolved Mysteries, they did a shoddy slow motion recreation showing ‘the robber’ (from the camera POV) going in the front door of the Civic Video store, then to the cash register, zooming in, filming what type of register it is, how much they have in it and how it can be opened with just one button.

Brilliant bit of risk minimisation there.

As if to show to all of Canberra how dim witted local journalists are, the second part of the segment featured her covering the punch up on Northbourne Ave (http://the-riotact.com/pedestrian-punch-up/118767) by, wait for it, walking across Northbourne Ave against a red pedestrian signal on camera and then standing in front of the traffic (about the get their Green light) to do a a brief talk about the incident. Journo or not that’s stupid and illegal, not to mention ironic.

Well, I guess when your CV reads that you’ve been demoted from Seven and Nine to a regional newsroom, this kind of stupidity shouldn’t be surprising.

Robertson 3:28 pm 04 Nov 13

m00nee said :

johnboy said :

plenty of legal ways to download a movie these days for less then the cost of a rental with no late fees and it’s never out of stock

Considering the imminent disintegration of the copper network it’s irrelevant that you can download for less. It’s akin to giving everyone free air travel, then closing all the airports.

This article gives a very clear indication as to the present condition of the copper network, and why FTTN will not work:
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2013/09/19/3851924.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2013/09/18/3851118.htm

Good links.
The Libs’ FTTN plan is completely nonsensical.

m00nee 2:23 pm 04 Nov 13

johnboy said :

plenty of legal ways to download a movie these days for less then the cost of a rental with no late fees and it’s never out of stock

Considering the imminent disintegration of the copper network it’s irrelevant that you can download for less. It’s akin to giving everyone free air travel, then closing all the airports.

This article gives a very clear indication as to the present condition of the copper network, and why FTTN will not work:
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2013/09/19/3851924.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2013/09/18/3851118.htm

c_c™ 10:45 am 04 Nov 13

Darkfalz said :

Spykler said :

1. Civic video still exists?
2. People still actually drive/walk there to hire DVD’s?

Sure. Not everyone is a rampant digital pirate these days. Just most people under 30.

Ironically the ANU Law Students Society was running several pirated copies of Adobe software in 2012 to produce their publication that among other things, ran stories on piracy.

Pitchka 10:12 am 04 Nov 13

johnboy said :

plenty of legal ways to download a movie these days for less then the cost of a rental with no late fees and it’s never out of stock

Downloading movies these days costs you nothing.. (if you exclude the cost of your ADSL etc)… The movie/series itself costs you nothing.

johnboy 8:53 am 04 Nov 13

plenty of legal ways to download a movie these days for less then the cost of a rental with no late fees and it’s never out of stock

Darkfalz 8:25 am 04 Nov 13

Spykler said :

1. Civic video still exists?
2. People still actually drive/walk there to hire DVD’s?

Sure. Not everyone is a rampant digital pirate these days. Just most people under 30.

Darkfalz 8:25 am 04 Nov 13

CraigT said :

Spykler said :

1. Civic video still exists?
2. People still actually drive/walk there to hire DVD’s?

Yes, they’re staying with the times – you heard some bunch of retards cancelled the NBN, right?

You miss your eternally dangling carrot, do you? Don’t worry, they’ll dangle it some more in 2016.

Erg0 7:05 am 04 Nov 13

I hope he’s being charged with possession of a plastic bag.

HiddenDragon 12:14 am 04 Nov 13

This story is sad in so many ways.

Spykler 8:41 pm 03 Nov 13

Knew there had to be a reason! Buried fairly deep though..

CraigT 7:50 pm 03 Nov 13

Spykler said :

1. Civic video still exists?
2. People still actually drive/walk there to hire DVD’s?

Yes, they’re staying with the times – you heard some bunch of retards cancelled the NBN, right?

Spykler 4:47 pm 03 Nov 13

1. Civic video still exists?
2. People still actually drive/walk there to hire DVD’s?

What was the take?- $5.95, two mint patties and a jelly python?

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