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Mazda 121 an unusual choice for ram raiding

johnboy 8 January 2014 9

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Fyshwick occurred early this morning (Wednesday, January 8).

Around 3.30am, a man entered the service station on Canberra Avenue, armed with a large screwdriver and threatened an employee making demands for cash.

The employee handed over a sum of cash and then locked the doors of the store preventing the man from leaving.

At this time, a dark green Mazda 121 has reversed into the front doors of the store causing enough damage to allow the man to escape. The man got into the Mazda 121 and fled the area.

The Mazda 121 used in the aggravated robbery was stolen from an apartment complex in Lyons earlier in the night.

Police are urging anyone with information about the aggravated robbery or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick early this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Mazda 121 an unusual choice for ram raiding
Instant Mash Instant Mash 12:48 pm 09 Jan 14

Didn’t know those bubbles were capable of causing damage to anything but themselves.

zorro29 zorro29 9:52 am 09 Jan 14

Thumper said :

No need for a high speed chase.

A horse and cart would do…

well played!!!

And yeah, in Sydney when they ram raid a bank they use a Subaru WRX with all the bells and whistles (2 times late last year the same car ram-raided banks in the CBD and surrounds)…no respect among Canberra crims…

Mordd Mordd 1:34 am 09 Jan 14

Interesting, my neighbours car at a “an apartment complex in Lyons” was broken into around 2am last night, they destroyed the steering column and almost got the car going but got scared off in the process in the seems which is when we heard the noise and found the smashed window and the car moved about 3 metres from its original spot. Neither the stereo unit or GPS in the car was taken, it seems they wanted the vehicle itself. I am guessing if they hadn’t been interrupted my neighbours car would have been the one used in this robbery.

IrishPete IrishPete 8:50 pm 08 Jan 14

Not the worst media release from the AFP, but could do better.

I’m not sure about the use of “at this time” – presumably it was actually shortly afterwards.

And the punctuation of “threatened an employee making demands for cash” could be better – was the employee really making demands for cash? Was this a dispute about their salary?

Why this stuff bothers me is that every time I have made a formal statement to police, they have refused to write down my words, and insist on translating into their own Strangle-ish. Were I ever to take the stand and be cross-examined about it, I would have to disown it and the perp might walk free.


Queen_of_the_Bun Queen_of_the_Bun 2:15 pm 08 Jan 14

The Hyundai Excel was off the road.

Martlark Martlark 1:20 pm 08 Jan 14

A 121 is just about the easiest car to steal.

Thumper Thumper 12:35 pm 08 Jan 14

No need for a high speed chase.

A horse and cart would do…

Primal Primal 11:54 am 08 Jan 14

Can’t go wasting your ill-gotten gains on a gas-guzzling getaway car.

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