20 February 2013

Kambah home invasion

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a home invasion in Kambah earlier this morning (Wednesday, February 20).

Between 1.25 am and 1.55 am, two men have entered the residence of a 73-year-old man. The men have assaulted the elderly man in his bedroom before making a number of demands for money.

The men left shortly after with the man’s wallet.

The elderly man was taken to The Canberra Hospital with minor injuries.

Police are interested in speaking to any members of the public who travelled along Boddington Crescent, Kambah between 1 – 2 am, or may have recently seen persons acting suspiciously in the area.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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TP 3000 said :

I wonder if these Maori’s walking around Kambah on the weekend “asking” if people wanted any pruning done. My Grandmother was a bit slack in answering the door, but did here them shaking the screen door. She did answer the door (that’s how she knows what they wanted).

Had a crew of them come around asking the same thing in another part of Tuggeranong. They looked sus as hell, and an odd time too.

TP 3000 said :

I wonder if these Maori’s walking around Kambah on the weekend “asking” if people wanted any pruning done. My Grandmother was a bit slack in answering the door, but did here them shaking the screen door. She did answer the door (that’s how she knows what they wanted).

To me this sounds like the sort of thing the police may indeed wish to know about; coincidence is a very rare occurrence.

IrishPete said :

,,, It will be interesting to see what the perpetrators are eventually charged with, if they are caught….
IP

Aggravated assault and theft

Tooks said :

IrishPete said :

Now THAT’S an aggravated burglary, no argument, and assuming that “men” doesn’t mean children again, committed by people old enough to know a lot better. Bad people who deserve a stay at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.

IP

There was no argument about the other one being an aggravated burglary either. Can’t tell if you’re just trying to get a reaction out of people or whether you are serious; I hope it’s the former.

Allow me to clarify – the ACT lawmakers, in their infinite wisdom and different from some other comparable jurisdictions, have decided to classify breaking into an empty house in company of another person, as the same offence (and therefore the same maximum penalty) as breaking into an occupied house, and assaulting and terrorising the occupant(s) (whether or not the offender was alone or with one or more others), and stealing something.

The latter incident could actually also be called robbery, another term that is greatly misused in Australia. (I once overheard someone say they were robbed on the train, and it turned out they had been pickpocketed.) It could also have been called Deprivation of Liberty. It will be interesting to see what the perpetrators are eventually charged with, if they are caught.

The term home invasion, by the way, has no meaning in the ACT, to my knowledge. (I think WA has laws defining home invasion, possibly some other states and territories.)

IP

I wonder if these Maori’s walking around Kambah on the weekend “asking” if people wanted any pruning done. My Grandmother was a bit slack in answering the door, but did here them shaking the screen door. She did answer the door (that’s how she knows what they wanted).

“Police are interested in speaking to any members of the public who…. may have recently seen persons acting suspiciously in the area”. Christ, where would you start! I live just off Boddington and the people not acting suspiciously are the one’s who stand out.

IrishPete said :

Now THAT’S an aggravated burglary, no argument, and assuming that “men” doesn’t mean children again, committed by people old enough to know a lot better. Bad people who deserve a stay at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.

IP

There was no argument about the other one being an aggravated burglary either. Can’t tell if you’re just trying to get a reaction out of people or whether you are serious; I hope it’s the former.

Now THAT’S an aggravated burglary, no argument, and assuming that “men” doesn’t mean children again, committed by people old enough to know a lot better. Bad people who deserve a stay at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.

IP

New Franchise.

Zero Dark Thirty: Kambrah.

Scary stuff. I live pretty close to here so I hope they catch them.

They obviously are pretty desperate for cash so think its likely they will do this again.

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