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By johnboy 29 August 2012 30

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ACT Policing is seeking assistance from patrons who may be able to identify the man who robbed the Italo Australian Club in Forrest on Saturday, July 28.

About 11.35pm that night, the offender entered the club on Franklin Street and threatened a staff member with a hunting knife. The man stole a sum of cash and fled the club on foot.

Police have released CCTV which shows the offender within the club. It’s hoped that patrons may have seen this man in a black hooded top around the club before the robbery and may be able to provide police with witness statements.

The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 183cm (6’) in height, with a stocky build and short black hair with blond tips. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and tracksuit pants, white sneakers and a black scarf. He spoke with a British accent and was carrying a blue sportsbag.

Detective Sergeant Craig Marriott from Criminal Investigations said police are urging people who were at the club late that night and remember this offender to contact Crime Stoppers. He also commended the staff member for complying with the armed man’s demands, thereby preventing anyone from being hurt.

“The staff member has undergone a terrifying experience and given the high levels of fear and emotion, did the right thing, and by doing so remained unharmed,” Detective Sergeant Marriott said.

Anyone who may have seen a man matching the description around the Italo Australian Club or surrounding area at the time, or may have information which could assist police with the investigation is urged 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]


UPDATE 29/08/12 21:28: Now with the video:

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:20 pm 01 Sep 12

JimBob said :

He is lucky the president of this club is in jail for murder!

Why?

JimBob 8:20 pm 01 Sep 12

He is lucky the president of this club is in jail for murder!

Gantz 2:45 pm 31 Aug 12

c_c said :

Jungle Jim said :

c_c said :

Wonder how much crime could be prevented, just by banning hoodies. Heck, you could probably just ban the grey ones and see the crime figures fall.

Stoopid.

Most of my jumpers have hoods and not once have they enticed me to commit a crime.

I was being facetious. You’ve got to admit though a lot of crime reports here and interstate do have someone wearing a hoody. In many countries, hoodie has become a phrase to describe person(s) up to no good.

No, it has not.

The terminology you seek to describe villainous criminals with, is Hoods. A Hoodlum.

Go back to your cave.

poetix 1:55 pm 31 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I’m no youngster and I wear hoodies a lot. Warm, durable, comfortable.

I only wear one when I want to be a bit hidden. Such as before/after exercising.

Or doing burgs to pay the school fees, of course.

And seriously, I hope the staff are not too traumatised by this event. Must have been terrifying.

thelozenger 1:37 pm 31 Aug 12

I’m really surprised it took so long for someone to take advantage of the Italo club. I knew people who used to work there and there was no security for staff or the club. Eg- 11pm at night and only 3 staff on duty- a female, all under 20. 1 on the desk, 1 on the bar and 1 as the duty manager.

djk 12:30 pm 31 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

johnboy said :

I’m no youngster and I wear hoodies a lot. Warm, durable, comfortable.

Exactly right.

“Exactly right” in relation to JB being no youngster or that hoodies are warm, durable and comfortable? (Or both)

Jungle Jim 12:18 pm 31 Aug 12

dtc said :

c_c said :

johnboy said :

I’m no youngster and I wear hoodies a lot. Warm, durable, comfortable.

No one is disputing the utility of fashion merit of hoodies, just saying they do end up in a lot of crime descriptions. Chill.

There is a show on SBS about a school in Essex, which I raise because the school has banned hoodies from school premises.

In line with this, I had to take my hoodie off when going through Heathrow security a few years back. I didn’t have the hood over my head either – still had to remove the jumper for some reason.

Deref 12:13 pm 31 Aug 12

johnboy said :

I’m no youngster and I wear hoodies a lot. Warm, durable, comfortable.

And, combined with trackie daks, they make a fashion statement!

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