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In pursuit of a thief

By rossau - 15 October 2009 79

This is one photograph from CCTV of an unidentified male passing my wife’s Mastercard at Isabella Plains IGA following the card’s theft earlier that day, Tuesday 29 September 2009, from our car in Kambah. Anyone seen him?

We’d like to expedite recovery rather than replacing her passport, our baby’s birth certificate and our marriage certificate, and to recover our other stuff both valuable and that which we value.

Likely we’re not the only place he’s hit.

FYI.
The bank readily passed to us the attempted transaction information but declined to assist further because the transaction failed and there was merely an attempted fraud. The police indicated that they do not pursue CCTV footage, that in cases of fraud a bank would provide any CCTV images to them. Isabella Plains is close so …

My wife and I sought and obtained footage being at the exact time and with the exact amount of the attempted fraudulent transaction. This would not have been sought except by ourselves upon our own volition. Isabella Plains IGA were very helpful and these images have been passed to the AFP though I’ve heard nothing back from the AFP since.

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79 Responses to
In pursuit of a thief
TP 3000 10:57 am 15 Oct 09

Good job trying to catch the so & so. But I don’t think the 2nd last photo is of any use to post.

Danman 10:43 am 15 Oct 09

We’d like to expedite recovery rather than replacing her passport, our baby’s birth certificate and our marriage certificate, and to recover our other stuff both valuable and that which we value.

Was all that stuff in your car ?

My first priority would be to put a stop on the card rather than try and recover it.

Good luck, I hope he gets nabbed…thought not sure of any legal implications with disseminating his image publically.

Auntyem 10:16 am 15 Oct 09

Good on you Rossau!

hk0reduck 10:11 am 15 Oct 09

I hope pptvb is right, it would make it a whole lot easier if this guy was to front up at court accusing them of invasion of privacy 😉

But, I don’t think he’s right, what’s the difference between this and posting a picture on facebook with someone you don’t know in the background?

CapitalK 10:11 am 15 Oct 09

Perhaps a reminder to everyone not to leave valuables in the car.
In finding out the identity of the person – do you really think they are still going to have your documents? Cut your losses and be thankful that the transaction was unsuccessful.
Even if you find out who it is, how are you going to prove that they were the person who stole the items from your car?
sorry to be so negative.

hellspice 10:05 am 15 Oct 09

pptvb said :

These images should not have been given to you by the IGA, whatever your motive.
They have opened themselves up to a world of trouble by doing this.
Good luck though.

why is that, looks like bank and afp are not that interested ?

caf 10:02 am 15 Oct 09

pptvb: Rubbish, there is no expectation of privacy in a public place.

One of the bookstores in Manuka even prints security camera footage and pastes it up in their front window, along with a sign describing those pictured as theives.

Skidbladnir 10:00 am 15 Oct 09

Way to play dangerous games, Rossau.

IGA are being helpful, but perhaps too helpful.
Together you’re denying the defendant’s due process rights in favour of expediting your own (personally preferred) outcome.

bloodnut 9:57 am 15 Oct 09

awww. he looks like a decent bloke as well.

post his name when you find out.

Then apply for a job at the AFP.

Swaggie 9:55 am 15 Oct 09

PPtvb – I think that’s for IGA to judge, not some indignant self righteous poster on RA. Personally I love that they might help catch this scum bag and good on Rossau for posting this.

PBO 9:46 am 15 Oct 09

pptvb said :

These images should not have been given to you by the IGA, whatever your motive.
They have opened themselves up to a world of trouble by doing this.
Good luck though.

I applaud IGA for doing this. I believe the old name and shame should be brought back in.

eh_steve 9:44 am 15 Oct 09

Side question, why do you have to replace your wife’s passport, your baby’s birth certificate and your marriage certificate, this seems a bit different to identity theft?

eh_steve 9:42 am 15 Oct 09

What sort of trouble? Servos do this sort of thing all the time, putting up photos of theives. If you want you can record people or take photographs in any public place and do what you like with the photos, how is this any different?

I’m not saying this as in I’m right so prove otherwise, I would like to know why I could take photos of this chap and hand them out (which I am 98% certain you can do), but IGA can’t do the same.

caf 9:01 am 15 Oct 09

Good job.

pptvb 8:45 am 15 Oct 09

These images should not have been given to you by the IGA, whatever your motive.
They have opened themselves up to a world of trouble by doing this.
Good luck though.

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