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Home invaders foiled on Florey Day

By johnboy - 18 May 2011 12

ACT Policing has arrested five people overnight moments before they were about to commit an alleged home invasion.

Police received information that a number of people were organising a home invasion in Florey. Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and Specialist Response and Security (SRS) responded.

SRS intercepted a white Holden Commodore as it entered the street in Florey about 8.30pm with five occupants. All five were arrested and taken to the ACT Regional Watch House.

A 36-year-old Macquarie man has been charged with drive while disqualified and a 23-year-old Curtin man has been charged with possess prohibited substance. Both will face the ACT Magistrates Court on May 27. A 16-year-old male was later released and will be summonsed for possess prohibited substance.

A 26-year-old Spence woman and 18-year-old Torrens man have been charged with Conspiracy to commit an aggravated burglary. The woman is due in court on May 26 with the 18-year-old facing the ACT Magistrates Court today.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Home invaders foiled on Florey Day
cranky 9:19 am 19 May 11

Wow, what a coincidence.

The young lady in the Commodore’s first names are Amber Jane.
(Haber)

I recollect hearing those names before in relation to a local tearaway.

bd84 9:32 pm 18 May 11

Mothy said :

So we get Specialist Response and Security out there, but instead of waiting inside the target house and catching them in the process of an aggravated burglary – i.e. SURPRISE DOUCHEBAGS! – surely then having more evidence and a higher chance of conviction, we pick them up in the street outside and charge them with a grab bag of minor offenses and “conspiracy to commit and aggravated burglary”?

Good luck proving that one in an ACT court.

Understand it was likely a trade off with the safety of the officers concerned, but really?

The CT is reporting that police knew about planned crime after one of the idiots discussed the plan with an inmate at the Hume Hilton.. I dare say the tape of the phonecall would be good enough evidence.

johnboy 12:57 pm 18 May 11

This in from the police:

    “ACT Policing is unable to provide specific details about a matter so as not to prejudice a case before the courts.
    When a person is arrested and charged over an incident, we are unable to provide details which will identify
    this person or go into specifics about the offence committed as the court may have specific orders in relation to matters
    e.g. suppression of victims/alleged offenders’ name.

    The details of the incident are, generally, read out in court through the statement of facts.
    There are court reporters that sit in court and report the outcomes of such matters.”

powerpuffpete 12:32 pm 18 May 11

Jivrashia said :

powerpuffpete said :

They smashed the deadlocked door in while I was asleep in bed

Of all the houses they could have chosen and doors they could have smashed in, why do you think they chose your father’s place?? Is he loaded?

No he’s not loaded but he left for work just before they broke in. I think they were waiting in the street for someone to leave their house. I’m guessing the burglar assumed no one was home after that. This was the week before daylight savings ended so it was quite dark for a 6:30 am break in. Opportunistic. Scary to wake up to!

Jivrashia 11:52 am 18 May 11

powerpuffpete said :

They smashed the deadlocked door in while I was asleep in bed

Of all the houses they could have chosen and doors they could have smashed in, why do you think they chose your father’s place?? Is he loaded?

powerpuffpete 11:35 am 18 May 11

Is it just me or does it seem like burglaries in Canberra are on the rise?

I was robbed at my father’s place in North Lyneham just over a month ago. They smashed the deadlocked door in while I was asleep in bed and stole my bags from the dining table. They were in the house for about 10 seconds (smash and grab). The police couldn’t do a thing and said so.

Since then my partner’s sister’s house has been broken into (she is on the South side).

Is it simply a coincidence that both I and someone I know have been robbed in the last 6 weeks or so?

Insurance, security alarms (back to base) and security screen doors are a must.

PS: I would also like to know the full story on this. Chances are, we won’t be told anymore details.

The Frots 11:35 am 18 May 11

Mothy said :

So we get Specialist Response and Security out there, but instead of waiting inside the target house and catching them in the process of an aggravated burglary – i.e. SURPRISE DOUCHEBAGS! – surely then having more evidence and a higher chance of conviction, we pick them up in the street outside and charge them with a grab bag of minor offenses and “conspiracy to commit and aggravated burglary”?

Good luck proving that one in an ACT court.

Understand it was likely a trade off with the safety of the officers concerned, but really?

I think that the ‘Proximity Rule’ will apply – that is that they are close enough in the planning to committing the actual offence that is deemed they did. Also, your right, safety of the officers and the potential victims would need to be taken into account.

Too voilent a potential crime to let it go further I think.

dpm 11:34 am 18 May 11

Mothy said :

So we get Specialist Response and Security out there, but instead of waiting inside the target house and catching them in the process of an aggravated burglary – i.e. SURPRISE DOUCHEBAGS! – surely then having more evidence and a higher chance of conviction, we pick them up in the street outside and charge them with a grab bag of minor offenses and “conspiracy to commit and aggravated burglary”?

… or it could have been a good opportunity to try out the new Armoured Rescue Vehicle by driving through the lounge room wall and surprising them inside the house! A little bit of overkill is underrated!

Mothy 10:29 am 18 May 11

So we get Specialist Response and Security out there, but instead of waiting inside the target house and catching them in the process of an aggravated burglary – i.e. SURPRISE DOUCHEBAGS! – surely then having more evidence and a higher chance of conviction, we pick them up in the street outside and charge them with a grab bag of minor offenses and “conspiracy to commit and aggravated burglary”?

Good luck proving that one in an ACT court.

Understand it was likely a trade off with the safety of the officers concerned, but really?

PBO 10:13 am 18 May 11

The Frots said :

WTF??????

Holy crap, what is happening in this poor town? Obviously the local police had some ‘heads up’ about this one going down.

Will be very interested to know the full story of this one…………………………I think we need to!

This is definitly in the publics interest to learn more. Any more info anyone?

alaninoz 10:01 am 18 May 11

The perps should have known better – the white commodore was a dead give-away.

Well done to Mr Plod!

The Frots 9:49 am 18 May 11

WTF??????

Holy crap, what is happening in this poor town? Obviously the local police had some ‘heads up’ about this one going down.

Will be very interested to know the full story of this one…………………………I think we need to!

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