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Hawker carjacking.

By Charlotte - 8 June 2011 30

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in which a car was stolen at Hawker shops last night (Tuesday, June 7).

About 11.40pm two men parked in Hawker Place—behind a white Holden Commodore—to use an automatic teller machine. There were three men standing outside the Commodore and a woman in the driver’s seat.

The owner of the car returned to his vehicle when he saw one of the men standing near his car, which had the keys in the ignition and engine running. An altercation occurred between the victim and male offender and the victim was punched in the face. The offender then got into the victim’s vehicle, a white Nissan Skyline and drove off onto Springvale Drive towards Coulter Drive.

The first offender is described as male, wearing a white jumper and blue Adidas tracksuit pants with white stripes.

The second offender is described as male, with blond hair, pale skin and wearing a black jumper with green tracksuit pants.

The third offender is described as male, chubby with a kiwi accent, wearing a grey hooded jumper and jeans.

The female driver of the Commodore had dark-coloured hair.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Hawker carjacking.
Gismondo 6:06 pm 08 Jun 11

FFS I hate to swear on my first contribution to RiotAct but will posters please read the article properly – “About 11.40pm two men parked in Hawker Place” – the guy left the car running and keys in cause his mate was sitting there, we all do this when ducking into a shop or ATM. I assume his mate got out, no report of a kidnapping!

p1 5:29 pm 08 Jun 11

Brindabella said :

Several shops and businesses were graffiti-ed a few weeks ago.

I noticed at Hawker the other day that the Empire was Striking Back though….

Brindabella said :

Oh, and Tony Abbott dropped by the other day at the IGA to talk about smokes.

There goes the neighbourhood….

Mr Waffle 5:29 pm 08 Jun 11

One possible reason for him leaving it running is that, assuming it was a turbo Skyline, you need to leave them running for a little while after driving to cool the turbo down, especially if you’ve been giving it a good thrashing. (I don’t actually own a Skyline but that’s what I’ve heard, anyway)

“Turbo timers” are often used to keep the engine running after driving to do this without you being involved, but I believe those are illegal here.

Brindabella 4:27 pm 08 Jun 11

I live, work and otherwise spend a lot of time in Hawker.

There are some shady types here, especially around the shops in the morning. Always the same people at the public telephones, and drinking beer in the morning in the common shop area. I’ve been approached for money just after withdrawing it from the ATMs. Rocksalt was burgled recently. Several shops and businesses were graffiti-ed a few weeks ago. A friend of mine was attacked walking through the walkway from the units down to the shops. A good kick in the nuts to the offender saved her from who-knows-what.

Oh, and Tony Abbott dropped by the other day at the IGA to talk about smokes.

dpm 3:43 pm 08 Jun 11

Classified said :

PBO said :

TheDJPea said :

Really? Keys in the ignition? 11:40PM? In a junkie neighbourhood? F*** it, no witnesses come forward, a valuable lesson as been taught here, only time will tell if it has been learned.

What?!?! Check your facts mate. Hawker may have a varied demographic near the shops but it is in the top 20 suburbs in Australia.

Top 20 for what?

I probably should have checked this before my original question, but looking at the 2006 ABS census data, the suburb of Hawker seemed to rank 502nd (out of 8267 suburbs in Aus) with the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (a score the Govt sometimes tries to use to equate to the socioeconomic status of an area’s population. It is however an average and does not mean those with much higher or lower SES levels also live in that same suburb. In fact Hawker does have a wide range of IRSD scores: 962-1171, average index was 1106).
That score’s not bad Austwide, but there appear to be plenty of other subrubs in Canberra that were considered ‘higher’ in 2006, probably because they didn’t have a minimum score that low. For example Chapman’s range was 1104-1164 (average index score was 1145), ranking it the 56th highest IRSD suburb in Aus (in 2006). Thrilling stuff, but not really applicable at the individual level.
Lets just say it seems to agree with what poeple have mentioned here: there are lots of well off people in Hawker, and some not so well off.

Classified 2:04 pm 08 Jun 11

PBO said :

TheDJPea said :

Really? Keys in the ignition? 11:40PM? In a junkie neighbourhood? F*** it, no witnesses come forward, a valuable lesson as been taught here, only time will tell if it has been learned.

What?!?! Check your facts mate. Hawker may have a varied demographic near the shops but it is in the top 20 suburbs in Australia.

Top 20 for what?

maniac 1:52 pm 08 Jun 11

Last year Hawker was my local shops, until I moved to Belconnen. I remember sitting in the carpark outside the IGA one afternoon waiting for someone, when I saw a very thin, mid-twenties woman riding a bicycle through the carpark. She stopped at every car window on the driver’s side; either she was checking for unlocked doors or coins or phones left exposed inside. I took out my phone to call the police, but she spotted me and peddled off back up to the flats. I haven’t had any real problem in that area, but there are certainly people to watch out for.

Leinna 1:16 pm 08 Jun 11

Have they found the car?

Also… leaving keys in the ignition? Who does that (at night and on a street and especially when there’s a white Commodore parked in front of you)?

Chop71 12:41 pm 08 Jun 11

TheDJPea said :

There’s some very nice houses in Hawker, but right next to the shops are junkie flats.

Hence the soccer club gets rolled monthly. “Junkie Lower Hawker”

PBO 12:31 pm 08 Jun 11

TheDJPea said :

Really? Keys in the ignition? 11:40PM? In a junkie neighbourhood? F*** it, no witnesses come forward, a valuable lesson as been taught here, only time will tell if it has been learned.

What?!?! Check your facts mate. Hawker may have a varied demographic near the shops but it is in the top 20 suburbs in Australia.

p1 11:59 am 08 Jun 11

dpm said :

Also, I thought Hawker was supposed to be a good suburb? Junkie neighbourhood?

Most of Hawker is pretty expensive, big houses. But the area immediately adjacent to the shops is full of some pretty dodgy flats.

Jivrashia 11:29 am 08 Jun 11

had the keys in the ignition and engine running.

I know Canberra is a sister city to Nara, but that doesn’t mean you can act as if you live in Japan!

TheDJPea 11:22 am 08 Jun 11

dpm said :

Also, I thought Hawker was supposed to be a good suburb? Junkie neighbourhood?

There’s some very nice houses in Hawker, but right next to the shops are junkie flats. Either way, no one should leave their keys in the ignition, it’s common sense. Since when have all complete strangers been trustworthy? Especially those loitering around suburban shops at 11:40PM

dpm 11:08 am 08 Jun 11

All that detail about the individuals, unfortunately no licence plate number. If at least one of the two victims involved had focused on only getting that, they’d probably have caught them by now… (assuming, in this case, most crims don’t sit around the shops in a stolen car)
If there’s one thing i’ve learnt from reading RA’s police report postings in the last year or so it’s:
Get The Licence Plate Number first, other details next!

Also, I thought Hawker was supposed to be a good suburb? Junkie neighbourhood?

TheDJPea 10:48 am 08 Jun 11

Really? Keys in the ignition? 11:40PM? In a junkie neighbourhood? F*** it, no witnesses come forward, a valuable lesson as been taught here, only time will tell if it has been learned.

Also how come there is only one persons skin colour mentioned, the 3rd offender has been basically described as a fat prick with an annoying accent, so I figure it’s not to spare their feelings

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