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Holt hold up

By johnboy - 19 January 2012 25

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt last night (Wednesday, January 18).

About 11.30pm a man entered the 7-Eleven at the Kippax shops in Holt. CCTV footage shows the man approaching the staff members and threatening them with a knife, demanding they give him the cash from the till.

He placed a blue bag on the counter and staff complied with his request. The offender left the store and is believed to have fled in the direction of Pizza Hut.

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, 5’8” (173cm) tall and having a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded jumper with Puma written in large white print on the front and had the hood pulled over his head. He had black tracksuit pants on and had a white cloth covering his face.

Police urge anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation 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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buzz819 11:44 am 20 Jan 12

jsm2090 said :

Tooks said :

jsm2090 said :

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

I’m sure you would’ve delivered a spinning fly kick to the robber’s face, but it’s usually a good idea to just hand over the cash.

haha, not quite what I was thinking, but I may have grabbed that pair of scissors sitting on the counter in defense. It would take considerable skill for this douche to squeeze through the wire ‘fence’ and still hold these guys at knifepoint at the same time. I would also contend that you’ve got a pretty good chance of being assulted after handing over the dough as well.

Reminds me of something that I have read lately….

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/mark-wahlberg-i-could-have-prevented-911/story-e6frfmvr-1226247933973

That’s what it was.

Erg0 11:39 am 20 Jan 12

jsm2090 said :

haha, not quite what I was thinking, but I may have grabbed that pair of scissors sitting on the counter in defense. It would take considerable skill for this douche to squeeze through the wire ‘fence’ and still hold these guys at knifepoint at the same time. I would also contend that you’ve got a pretty good chance of being assulted after handing over the dough as well.

In most cases it seems that they really just want to get the money and leave ASAP, nothing to gain from stabbing someone and it’s a more serious charge if you get caught.

It’s probably also worth considering that any customers who might wander in while the robbery is in progress won’t have the benefit of a security screen. It’s in everyone’s best interests to get the guy with the knife out of there as quickly as possible.

jamiescot 11:26 am 20 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

Two guys vs one wimpy little doucebag. Should have broken his arm when he reached over the counter. They should give the staff tazers or something. Even better some kind of safe room behind the counter that also engages a lock on the front door and calls the police.

Not sure the lock on the front door would be a good idea. Potential to trap other customers in with a scumbag holding a knife!!

jsm2090 11:22 am 20 Jan 12

Tooks said :

jsm2090 said :

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

I’m sure you would’ve delivered a spinning fly kick to the robber’s face, but it’s usually a good idea to just hand over the cash.

haha, not quite what I was thinking, but I may have grabbed that pair of scissors sitting on the counter in defense. It would take considerable skill for this douche to squeeze through the wire ‘fence’ and still hold these guys at knifepoint at the same time. I would also contend that you’ve got a pretty good chance of being assulted after handing over the dough as well.

NoImRight 10:53 am 20 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

Two guys vs one wimpy little doucebag. Should have broken his arm when he reached over the counter. They should give the staff tazers or something. Even better some kind of safe room behind the counter that also engages a lock on the front door and calls the police.

Yep spend $20000 on elaborate defence systems for the $27 and five used bottle tops Mr Mastercrimanal got away with.

Dilandach 10:20 am 20 Jan 12

rosscoact said :

DermottBanana said :

Of course, if Mark Wahlberg were there, it’d have turned out differently

Or Captain RAAF

He’s more into stern letter writing these days.

rosscoact 10:04 am 20 Jan 12

DermottBanana said :

Of course, if Mark Wahlberg were there, it’d have turned out differently

Or Captain RAAF

DermottBanana 8:59 am 20 Jan 12

Of course, if Mark Wahlberg were there, it’d have turned out differently

Tooks 7:57 am 20 Jan 12

jsm2090 said :

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

I’m sure you would’ve delivered a spinning fly kick to the robber’s face, but it’s usually a good idea to just hand over the cash.

Darkfalz 7:32 am 20 Jan 12

Two guys vs one wimpy little doucebag. Should have broken his arm when he reached over the counter. They should give the staff tazers or something. Even better some kind of safe room behind the counter that also engages a lock on the front door and calls the police.

gospeedygo 7:26 pm 19 Jan 12

dpm said :

He must have got the date wrong, then got angry when he found out he wasn’t yet eligible for the free slurpee…..

They were probably out of Kiwi Lime as well.

HenryBG 5:25 pm 19 Jan 12

jsm2090 said :

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

Best not to f#ck with a junkie holding a knife. The staff aren’t in an area that is *that* secure. Plus they don’t own the business, so they don’t have the emotional investment necessary to want to have at the junkie with a bag of pepper and a handy hockey stick.

curlylocks 5:24 pm 19 Jan 12

jsm2090 said :

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

Of course they are going to give him the money that is what you do in a robbery!!!! And from the looks of it there was not much in the way of notes in the till anyway, the team member seems to be throwing more coins than anything else.

jsm2090 3:49 pm 19 Jan 12

The staff are in (what looks to be) a secure area, and they still handed over the money?

dpm 2:46 pm 19 Jan 12

He must have got the date wrong, then got angry when he found out he wasn’t yet eligible for the free slurpee…..

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