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Known Macquarie man nabbed behind his couch

By johnboy - 19 March 2012 19

A 26-year-old Macquarie man was arrested yesterday afternoon (Sunday, March 18) for the robbery at a north side chemist in January.

About 8.20pm on Sunday January 29, a man entered the Ginninderra Pharmacy on Nettlefold Street, Belconnen, and walked to the rear. A staff member offered assistance to the man however when informed he would need a script for the medication he wanted, the man pushed past the staff member and went into the store room.

A short time later the man walked out of the store room to the dispensary area where, after looking through baskets of pre filled scripts, grabbed a box of medication and fled the area on foot.

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Macquarie yesterday afternoon where they located the alleged offender hiding behind a couch.

At the conclusion of the search warrant the 26-year-old was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today where he will be charged with robbery. Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Known Macquarie man nabbed behind his couch
PBO 9:23 am 20 Mar 12

He was named in the CT this morning, Adam Anastasi.

Deref 8:19 am 20 Mar 12

poetix said :

Couching Blagger, Hidden Druggie.

LOL. Nice one.

drfelonious 7:22 am 20 Mar 12

Cliche by name, cliche by nature, Pork Hunt – the suggestion that Charnwood is Canberra’s highest crime suburb is an urban myth perpetuated by a citizenry that feels the need to have a local answer to Sydney’s Macquarie Fields or Brisbane’s Inala (or Woodridge or Ipswich, but I digress).

If you are at all interested in evidence on this subject, it is available on the ACT Policing site. Of course anything Canberra can offer is a baby shower compared to the state capital equivalents, but if you feel the need to pick Canberra’s most criminal suburb you will find that Charnwood is not even in the race. Try Holt, Ngunnawal, Lyneham, Dickson or throw a dart at a map of Tuggers!

http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

dph 12:03 am 20 Mar 12

How likely is it that his name will be released? Mully cup nominee?

caf 10:31 pm 19 Mar 12

I do love all the extra “colour” that the AFP media liason adds to their press releases – for example, all this one really needed was just the first and last paragraphs, but the rest sure adds to the entertainment value.

Pork Hunt 7:01 pm 19 Mar 12

Is Macquarie the new Charnwood?

poetix 6:03 pm 19 Mar 12

Couching Blagger, Hidden Druggie.

Ben_Dover 4:01 pm 19 Mar 12

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Macquarie yesterday afternoon where they located the alleged offender hiding behind a couch, with his hands over his eyes, yelling; “you can’t see me!”.

Genius!

SnapperJack 3:59 pm 19 Mar 12

“Hiding behind a couch”

At least he wasn’t in the closet.

damien haas 3:40 pm 19 Mar 12

johnboy said :

The point being made is that very quickly after hearing of the crime police were able to go to the alleged perpetrator’s house and nab him.

Which suggests it’s not his first run in with the law.

The AFP are advised when known recidivists finish their most recent terms of imprisonment and being rehabilitated, are returned to our community. this makes rounding up the usual suspects a lot easier than other jurisdictions.

Jivrashia 3:15 pm 19 Mar 12

Deref said :

Better than TAZING an unknown man.

FIFY.

johnboy 3:15 pm 19 Mar 12

The point being made is that very quickly after hearing of the crime police were able to go to the alleged perpetrator’s house and nab him.

Which suggests it’s not his first run in with the law.

Tooks 3:10 pm 19 Mar 12

Deref said :

Better than nabbing an unknown man.

???? I guess it is. What an odd comment!

Deref 3:06 pm 19 Mar 12

Better than nabbing an unknown man.

Chop71 3:00 pm 19 Mar 12

winning

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