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Lake Ginninderra mugging. Good dog.

By johnboy - 19 January 2012 38

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery on a man as he walked around Lake Ginninderra last night (Wednesday, January 18).

About 9 pm the 26-year-old man was robbed by two men near Macdermott Place in Belconnen as he walked his dog around the lake.

The man was placed in a headlock from behind by one offender while the other man approached from the front and searched his pockets. A mobile phone, sunglasses and a packet of cigarettes were stolen.

The victim managed to break free after his dog bit one of the offenders.

The offender who searched the victim is described as being of African appearance, 6’5” (196cm) tall with dark skin and big teeth. He was wearing a red hooded jumper with a white Adidas logo on the chest and black cargo pants.

The second man is described as around 6’ (183cm) tall, wearing a black jumper and possibly of African appearance.

The offenders were last seen heading towards Coulter Drive.

Anyone who was in the area of Macdermott Place about 9 pm last night and may have seen the men matching these descriptions or 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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38 Responses to
Lake Ginninderra mugging. Good dog.
NoImRight 10:40 am 20 Jan 12

matt31221 said :

It is only a matter of time before they are caught and dealt with. They have underestimated the Canberra population and the police force. They think they can get away with something like this? They will be proven wrong very soon.

Awesome post. I cant access Justgrounds right now so this will keep me going until then.

If we are choosing to assume these two are indeed refugees of some sort then there is a couple of points. Screening isnt going to be able to pick up every petty thief. How could it? Most countries people are fleeing from are not strong on a) record keeping and b) sharing information.

Secondly maybe its not part of their history but something theyve fallen on now? Bored not able to get any work and seeing people with things that were probably just unobtainable in their old life must be tempting.

Im not excusing this attack but lets not get our bandwagons in a circle just yet. How many refugees have been accused of cat throwing or swan molestation?

Stevian 10:38 am 20 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

Do they make mouthwash for dogs? I think he’ll need it.

Take it to Stormfront

neanderthalsis 10:27 am 20 Jan 12

Jivrashia said :

How hard is it for a non-African to imitate an African, maybe using shoe polish, and with the help of the cover of darkness.

I know, I know. It could be way way far fetched, but just sayin’.

Last time someone tried that, they canned Hey Hey it’s Saturday…

For the crime stats, the Australian Institute of Criminology has a breakdown of crime and ethnicity. It seems that young Sudanese have a marginally higher crime rate than the general populace (by 0.1% but far behind that of Lebanese and New Zealanders)

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/rip/1-10/18.aspx

Heavs 10:22 am 20 Jan 12

matt31221 said :

It is only a matter of time before they are caught and dealt with. They have underestimated the Canberra population and the police force. They think they can get away with something like this? They will be proven wrong very soon.

Who is ‘they’. What a curious post.

Jivrashia 10:04 am 20 Jan 12

How hard is it for a non-African to imitate an African, maybe using shoe polish, and with the help of the cover of darkness.

I know, I know. It could be way way far fetched, but just sayin’.

bearlikesbeer 8:53 am 20 Jan 12

I would guess that comparing crime rates of the general population to say, the Sudanese refugee community would be difficult. The fact the age demographic for this group is unusual (mostly 15-30 year olds) will skew things a bit. Lots of young men getting into trouble, without many nice old grannies to balance it out.

HenryBG 7:11 am 20 Jan 12

LSWCHP said :

I agree with your second point and some of your third point. Bad behaviour by someone you’ve invited into your home is very poor form, to put it mildly, and I’d be happy to uninvite the villains.

It’s virtually impossible to deport scumbags these days – last year there was a Bangladeshi villain who had a long string of drug-related convictions including violence. (He didn’t come here as a refugee, either). Long and the short of it is that his lawyers argued it would be really mean to deport him seeing as he’d been here so long, plus he’d “turned over a new leaf” and the idiot magistrate bought it.

matt31221 11:39 pm 19 Jan 12

It is only a matter of time before they are caught and dealt with. They have underestimated the Canberra population and the police force. They think they can get away with something like this? They will be proven wrong very soon.

whitelaughter 11:25 pm 19 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

If they are caught, they should be deported. It should be a condition of entry for any refugee program that if you’re convicted of a felony you’re on the first plane back. I strongly suspect that it’s not though, it’ll just be a long chain of being in and out of the courts and taxpayer funded social work programs.

Two problems (neither of which is insurmountable):
Firstly, immigration is a federal matter, most crime state/territory.
Secondly, OZ citizens constitutionally cannot be exiled from the country.
So arranging this would require different levels of govt working together, and goes out the window the moment citizenship is granted, so you’ll want to tighten citizenship requirements. Do-able, but understand pushing this would be a long hard slog.

LSWCHP 10:07 pm 19 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

LSWCHP said :

What I’m trying to get at (in a rather indirect way, I admit) is that these two clowns are just standard variety stupid small time criminal vermin scum. Their ethnic origin may be useful in identifying them, but it shouldn’t be used to characterise all the innocent people who may look like them.

Couple of things though. For a tiny percentage of the population, they’re getting very strong representation in these kinds of crimes these days (heck, Melbourne victim to the first US-style flash mobs). This can’t be ignored.

Of course, we have plenty of locally raised white scum. Nobody is disputing that. But it takes a special breed of lowlife to repay the incredible charity of being allowed to come here from their third world hole to our lovely country, where they probably live in a house paid for by the taxpayer, by preying on its citizens with the most pointless, vile crimes. This guy was walking his dog, it’s very unlikely he even had his wallet on him, so they assaulted him for a phone and a pair of sunglasses.

If they are caught, they should be deported. It should be a condition of entry for any refugee program that if you’re convicted of a felony you’re on the first plane back. I strongly suspect that it’s not though, it’ll just be a long chain of being in and out of the courts and taxpayer funded social work programs. We just don’t need to be importing filth and it makes me so livid at the former Stanhope government.

I haven’t seen any figures about the representation of refugees, African or otherwise, in criminal statistics, so I can’t comment there. If you’re correct then that is very sad, and would indicate that all the government filtering of refugees and asylum seekers is ineffective. I’d also like to see some links if you can find them.

I agree with your second point and some of your third point. Bad behaviour by someone you’ve invited into your home is very poor form, to put it mildly, and I’d be happy to uninvite the villains.

And again, there’s lots of good people out there who had a tough time getting here and are now doing great things. I work with professionals who came here as refugees from Somalia, Vietnam, Iran, South Africa and other places. They’re all good men. It’d be a bummer if they were tainted by the actions of some dicks.

Darkfalz 9:35 pm 19 Jan 12

LSWCHP said :

What I’m trying to get at (in a rather indirect way, I admit) is that these two clowns are just standard variety stupid small time criminal vermin scum. Their ethnic origin may be useful in identifying them, but it shouldn’t be used to characterise all the innocent people who may look like them.

Couple of things though. For a tiny percentage of the population, they’re getting very strong representation in these kinds of crimes these days (heck, Melbourne victim to the first US-style flash mobs). This can’t be ignored.

Of course, we have plenty of locally raised white scum. Nobody is disputing that. But it takes a special breed of lowlife to repay the incredible charity of being allowed to come here from their third world hole to our lovely country, where they probably live in a house paid for by the taxpayer, by preying on its citizens with the most pointless, vile crimes. This guy was walking his dog, it’s very unlikely he even had his wallet on him, so they assaulted him for a phone and a pair of sunglasses.

If they are caught, they should be deported. It should be a condition of entry for any refugee program that if you’re convicted of a felony you’re on the first plane back. I strongly suspect that it’s not though, it’ll just be a long chain of being in and out of the courts and taxpayer funded social work programs. We just don’t need to be importing filth and it makes me so livid at the former Stanhope government.

LSWCHP 8:47 pm 19 Jan 12

And of course, hats off to the dog! I walk my little furball around lake G in the evening occasionally, She’s a loyal littler terrier and I reckon she’d stand by me in the same circumstances 🙂

LSWCHP 8:44 pm 19 Jan 12

Yes, yes I know, There’s a great temptation to foam at the mouth and demand that all African refugees be shipped home.

But maybe they aren’t African, or refugees.

Even if they are, all categories of people can have the attribute of being a Criminal Butt Plug (CBP). Im pretty sure that if we gathered up all the African, transgender, environmental activist, fundamentalist christian politicians in the world, some of them would turn out to be CBPs who would happily mug you in the park if they could get away with it.

What I’m trying to get at (in a rather indirect way, I admit) is that these two clowns are just standard variety stupid small time criminal vermin scum. Their ethnic origin may be useful in identifying them, but it shouldn’t be used to characterise all the innocent people who may look like them.

Jethro 7:28 pm 19 Jan 12

Darkfalz said :

Do they make mouthwash for dogs? I think he’ll need it.

I’m going to hope for the best and assume that you were referring to these guys being criminals and not to their being African.

Darkfalz 6:40 pm 19 Jan 12

Do they make mouthwash for dogs? I think he’ll need it.

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