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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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el 9:58 pm 23 Jan 12

reasonableperson said :

I’m not a big movie fan, but from what i remember, Minority Report was about arresting and charging people before they commit a crime.

This is about holding a person accountable not just for the consequences of their criminality (in this case, armed robber which is stealing $25 whilst holding a knife), but rather the potential consequence of their criminality (death of the attendant you moved towards with your knife). Look at the footage, that knife comes awfully close.

Just trying to fix a broken way of thinking. May not make much sense to you, but it does make more sense than the current system.

You should really change your username if you’re going to spout such nonsense.

reasonableperson 9:31 pm 23 Jan 12

I’m not a big movie fan, but from what i remember, Minority Report was about arresting and charging people before they commit a crime.

This is about holding a person accountable not just for the consequences of their criminality (in this case, armed robber which is stealing $25 whilst holding a knife), but rather the potential consequence of their criminality (death of the attendant you moved towards with your knife). Look at the footage, that knife comes awfully close.

Just trying to fix a broken way of thinking. May not make much sense to you, but it does make more sense than the current system.

HenryBG 1:56 pm 23 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Armed robbery is a serious offense that can get a person years in prison (well the laws say that it can get you years in prison, some of our magistrates probably think otherwise.

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Yes indeed, instead of sending them to prison, they reward scrotes such as this one by sending them to the $600/day holiday resort at Hume.

NoImRight 1:33 pm 23 Jan 12

reasonableperson said :

He came into that store with a knife. The knife is there to intimidate the staff to give him the money. If they don’t comply, the knife is there to stab the staff. If someone is stabbed with a knife, they may die.

Every now and then I go and sit in the Magistrate’s court and watch. I find it incredibly amazing what goes on there. Has anyone else done this?

His lawyer will say that his actions were “on the lower end of the scale” because it was only $25 that he stole, the knife was a mere 30cm long and when seen in a photograph, doesn’t look that scary, and in the end, everything was okay because, well, no one got hurt. No harm no foul your Honour!

Again, this is bullshit!

This is extreme violence that could easily have caused a death!

Im thinking your a big fan of the first half of Minority Report?

Jethro 12:24 pm 23 Jan 12

reasonableperson said :

He came into that store with a knife. The knife is there to intimidate the staff to give him the money. If they don’t comply, the knife is there to stab the staff. If someone is stabbed with a knife, they may die.

Every now and then I go and sit in the Magistrate’s court and watch. I find it incredibly amazing what goes on there. Has anyone else done this?

His lawyer will say that his actions were “on the lower end of the scale” because it was only $25 that he stole, the knife was a mere 30cm long and when seen in a photograph, doesn’t look that scary, and in the end, everything was okay because, well, no one got hurt. No harm no foul your Honour!

Again, this is bullshit!

This is extreme violence that could easily have caused a death!

Yeah.. I’m not getting your argument at all. Armed robbery is a serious offense that can get a person years in prison (well the laws say that it can get you years in prison, some of our magistrates probably think otherwise.

But you can’t charge someone with murder or even attempted murder if they don’t actually commit the act. It’s not like he even tried to stab the attendants and missed.

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