28 June 2012

Help wanted to catch the Banks Blagger

| johnboy
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ACT Policing is appealing for three potential witnesses to an aggravated robbery to come forward and speak to investigators.

Police believe that the three men may be able to provide potentially important information as they were in the immediate area when an aggravated robbery took place at the IGA store in Banks.

Around 7:50pm last night (Wednesday, June 27), a man armed with a knife entered the store and made demands for cash. Staff complied with the demands and the man fled the store. Police believe that the three potential witnesses may have seen the man running from the store.

The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm to 185cm (5’7” – 6’1”) in height and was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

At the time of the robbery his face was concealed with a mask and he was carrying a bag.

Police are urging the three potential witnesses to attend a police station or contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444 to provide their details.

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It does puzzle me that CCTV recording/images do not seem to have kept pace with technology in general.

My gut feeling is that any camera system recently installed should be so definative that someone viewing the image would be able to count the pimples on the toe-rags face. And identify them!!!

Totally agree that the quality of these images is rubbish, but it’s worth pointing out that they’re not supposed to be images of the offender. Instead, they’re people that were in the area at the time.

Perhaps our local constabulary are aware that any images of the offender that they might have would be too pixelated to enable anyone to ID them, so they’ve opted to publish images of people that were around at the time in the hope that they might recognise themselves – pixelation or no.

lol, he must be shaking in his boots.

IGA Banks – Now the crims know their CCTV is crap.

When you can get a go-pro camera for $300 that can pick number plates of cyclist side-swiping vehicles, I can’t understand why most CCTV images are so rubbish. This one is digitially zoomed, granted, but even the ones from inside that just film a servo counter look like this.

You will never get them, running around with a pixelated face is the new hoodie.

Where was the security camera? Conder?

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