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Heavily pregnant shoplifter gets the better of mall cop

By johnboy - 21 December 2011 93

ACT Policing will summons two people to court on theft and other charges after an alleged shoplifting incident in Woden Plaza yesterday (Tuesday, December 20).

Around 5.30pm yesterday while on duty in a major department store in Woden Plaza, a loss prevention officer observed a man and a heavily pregnant woman, both in their early 20s, acting suspiciously in the menswear section.

The man had been pushing a trolley with clothing items which appeared to have the security tags attached.

When the couple went to leave the store with the items a short time later, the tags were no longer visible so the loss prevention officer approached them, identified himself, and queried the items.

The man began to rapidly push the trolley to the multi-level carpark and down the vehicle ramp with the officer in pursuit, while the woman took another exit and reappeared to block the officer’s path. She then allegedly clawed at the officer’s shirt and chest, ripped off the officer’s lanyard, and bit his left arm.

The loss prevention officer lost sight of the pair as they ran off, but provided good descriptions to police, who quickly attended. The alleged shoplifters were located a short distance away in Port Jackson Circuit, Phillip. The alleged stolen property included a blue Lonsdale T-shirt and grey tracksuit pants.

Anyone who saw the incident and/or assault is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Heavily pregnant shoplifter gets the better of mall cop
grunge_hippy 4:46 pm 21 Dec 11

and of course it was a lonsdale shirt and trackpants. Me thinks someone in ACT police are having a giggle while typing that.

greyswandir 4:24 pm 21 Dec 11

Dilandach said :

They didn’t try to nick matching thongs? I guess they weren’t keen to go have dinner at a club.

On another note, obviously the kid is already signed up for a great future when its born.

A+

JulesZ 4:21 pm 21 Dec 11

Athryn said :

I’m not sure why you would want to steal a pair of trackies from Big W in the first place. Actually come to think of it, it’s also intersting that Big W bother putting on security labels on them.

Can everyone please remember the golden rule: You are NOT allowed to wear tracksuit pants outside the house!! This includes going to the mailbox or to put the bin out. If we let this rule slide the world WILL come to a crashing end.
/rant

Where did Big W come from?

carnardly 4:00 pm 21 Dec 11

are the crims also going to be fined for removing the trolley from the shopping centre precinct? 🙂

http://the-riotact.com/trolley-fines-start-wednesday/38907

Athryn 3:44 pm 21 Dec 11

I’m not sure why you would want to steal a pair of trackies from Big W in the first place. Actually come to think of it, it’s also intersting that Big W bother putting on security labels on them.

Can everyone please remember the golden rule: You are NOT allowed to wear tracksuit pants outside the house!! This includes going to the mailbox or to put the bin out. If we let this rule slide the world WILL come to a crashing end.
/rant

Dilandach 3:43 pm 21 Dec 11

They didn’t try to nick matching thongs? I guess they weren’t keen to go have dinner at a club.

On another note, obviously the kid is already signed up for a great future when its born.

dpm 3:43 pm 21 Dec 11

qbngeek said :

carnardly said :

so a crim pushing a trolley of stuff (and we all know trolleys have bugger all steering) outran a loss prevention officer chasing me.

lordy me.

Have you seen the ‘loss prevention officers’ in the department stores in Woden. They are all either 170 years old or built like a half inflated hot air balloon.

Not to mention, once you’ve been clawed and bitten, it’s probably not worth your while to continue the ‘hot persuit’! Best to leave it to the Feds!

JulesZ 3:41 pm 21 Dec 11

PatMan said :

Sounds like an exciting chase. Well done Mr Loss-Prevention-Officer. Hope your tetanus immunisation is up to date.
Just a little detail – I think Woden Plaza ceased to exist when Westfields bought it some years back. It will always be Woden Plaza to me, but I fear it should properly be referred to as Westfields Woden!

I know the loss prevention officer/theft reduction agent/attitude adjustment co-ordinator in question. He was in hospital last night, getting checked out more at the moment. He’s in good spirits.

qbngeek 3:24 pm 21 Dec 11

carnardly said :

so a crim pushing a trolley of stuff (and we all know trolleys have bugger all steering) outran a loss prevention officer chasing me.

lordy me.

Have you seen the ‘loss prevention officers’ in the department stores in Woden. They are all either 170 years old or built like a half inflated hot air balloon.

Buckaroo_Banzai 3:22 pm 21 Dec 11

carnardly said :

so a crim pushing a trolley of stuff (and we all know trolleys have bugger all steering) outran a loss prevention officer chasing me.

lordy me.

meth. it’s good like that.

carnardly 3:07 pm 21 Dec 11

so a crim pushing a trolley of stuff (and we all know trolleys have bugger all steering) outran a loss prevention officer chasing me. lordy me.

NoImRight 2:45 pm 21 Dec 11

So the trolley was also their getaway vehicle? Quite the criminal masterminds.

PatMan 2:09 pm 21 Dec 11

Sounds like an exciting chase. Well done Mr Loss-Prevention-Officer. Hope your tetanus immunisation is up to date.
Just a little detail – I think Woden Plaza ceased to exist when Westfields bought it some years back. It will always be Woden Plaza to me, but I fear it should properly be referred to as Westfields Woden!

forgoodnessake 1:52 pm 21 Dec 11

wow. Just wow. That’s class there that is.

I wonder if she was really pregnant or if it was a fake shop lifters belly? I hope it was a fake shop lifters belly…

Holden Caulfield 1:50 pm 21 Dec 11

“Loss prevention officer” … seriously?

Aside from that, I wonder how closely related to Mully these two fine upstanding citizens are?

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