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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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Italian Club rolled
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:27 am 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.

Only with dinosaurs.

Most yopunger peeps wear hoddys at one point or another.

c_c 9:50 am 31 Aug 12

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.

Jungle Jim 9:41 am 31 Aug 12

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.

c_c 9:28 am 31 Aug 12

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.

gazket 5:11 pm 30 Aug 12

fatty smurf

DrKoresh 2:58 pm 30 Aug 12

Brandi said :

You miss the days when a strong organised crime network would have murdered a man, rather than a petty criminal getting away with chump change from the till?

I dunno, say what you will about the mafia but at least they have class. Also, we could make award winning t.v shows about it.

Johnny_Moe 1:51 pm 30 Aug 12

Brandi said :

Johnny_Moe said :

In the good old days of Italians in Canberra he would have been shot and buried and this would be an article on a missing person not a robbery. I miss those days.

You miss the days when a strong organised crime network would have murdered a man, rather than a petty criminal getting away with chump change from the till?

Yes that is indeed what I meant, great reading by you. You see, organised crime benefits the masses and wealth is distributed and families succeed, petty crime benefits the individual, it’s selfish and no one succeeds. I like to think broad and involve the wider community – but that’s just me.

Stevian 1:25 pm 30 Aug 12

Brandi said :

Johnny_Moe said :

In the good old days of Italians in Canberra he would have been shot and buried and this would be an article on a missing person not a robbery. I miss those days.

You miss the days when a strong organised crime network would have murdered a man, rather than a petty criminal getting away with chump change from the till?

Sound like a sensible solution to me. Dead men rarely re-offend

bearlikesbeer 1:10 pm 30 Aug 12
Deref 12:15 pm 30 Aug 12

Another triumph for high-definition video surveillance.

Hercsie 12:04 pm 30 Aug 12

Maybe a sign at the door similar to those on Banks saying “no helmets” – No Hoodies?

In terms of the good old days (70’s and 80’s) – in reality – there would have been too many patrons about for a turd like this to even consider trying to roll the place.

Brandi 10:16 am 30 Aug 12

Johnny_Moe said :

In the good old days of Italians in Canberra he would have been shot and buried and this would be an article on a missing person not a robbery. I miss those days.

You miss the days when a strong organised crime network would have murdered a man, rather than a petty criminal getting away with chump change from the till?

Johnny_Moe 9:30 am 30 Aug 12

In the good old days of Italians in Canberra he would have been shot and buried and this would be an article on a missing person not a robbery. I miss those days.

Jungle Jim 11:20 pm 29 Aug 12

Did he have his hunting knife “hidden” on his back when he first walked in?!? Strange bulge there that didn’t appear again.

Also, nice try keeping the head down on the 4th walk past the camera when he finally decided it was time to hit the greeters till.

johnboy 9:30 pm 29 Aug 12

Now with video

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