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Mugging a 15 year old girl in Lyons, and doing it badly

By johnboy - 15 March 2013 14

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man attempted to rob a 15-year-old girl in Lyons last night (Thursday, 14 March).

About 8pm the girl was walking in the grassed area between Melrose Drive and Marrawah Street, when she was approached by the man who demanded her bag.

When she refused, the man punched her in the stomach. The girl fought back, kicking and punching the man causing him to fall to the ground. The girl fled, with no items being stolen and suffering no injuries.

The man is described as being aged in his late twenties or early thirties. He is between 180-190cm (5’11”-6’3”) tall with a medium build and a square chin. During the incident, he was wearing a black top, and had gelled hair.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attempted robbery, or saw the man in the area around the time of the incident 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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14 Responses to
Mugging a 15 year old girl in Lyons, and doing it badly
Gismondo 4:57 pm 15 Mar 13

Any truth to the rumour he had a lime green jumper with a number 1 on the back?

Stevian 3:35 pm 15 Mar 13

EvanJames said :

c_c™ said :

Good on her.

Yes the official advice is to comply to be on the safe side, but if he was willing to punch her just for saying no, who knows how far he would have gone thinking she was going to acquiesce easily.

They used to tell people to comply with aircraft hijackers, too.

And what’s the current advice, “overpower the hi-jackers and crash the plane anyway”?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:09 pm 15 Mar 13

Haha take that scumbag.

EvanJames 2:34 pm 15 Mar 13

c_c™ said :

Good on her.

Yes the official advice is to comply to be on the safe side, but if he was willing to punch her just for saying no, who knows how far he would have gone thinking she was going to acquiesce easily.

They used to tell people to comply with aircraft hijackers, too.

c_c™ 12:37 pm 15 Mar 13

Good on her.

Yes the official advice is to comply to be on the safe side, but if he was willing to punch her just for saying no, who knows how far he would have gone thinking she was going to acquiesce easily.

kittenlicks 12:25 pm 15 Mar 13

MsCheeky said :

It was pretty gutsy of her, but risky for just the contents of a handbag. I know we’ve had the debate on riotact before about whether you just let scumbags take whatever they want without standing up to them, but I’m not sure I would have done what she did. As for the bloke who assaulted her, yes, complete POS.

Oh FFS! Yes, lets continue to be victims and not fight back. Maybe she was 180-190cm as well and a champion kick-boxer or something.

G-Fresh 11:20 am 15 Mar 13

Trooper

thebrownstreak69 11:01 am 15 Mar 13

Good on her. Hopefully she inflicted injuries that permanently sterilised him.

MsCheeky 10:59 am 15 Mar 13

It was pretty gutsy of her, but risky for just the contents of a handbag. I know we’ve had the debate on riotact before about whether you just let scumbags take whatever they want without standing up to them, but I’m not sure I would have done what she did. As for the bloke who assaulted her, yes, complete POS.

PBO 10:55 am 15 Mar 13

The bloke has probably failed at everything he has ever done, life going down the drains, having too resort to robbing those who are smaller or weaker and stuffing that up as well. This/she was the final kicker………AND she kicked like a girl too.

Good work Ms.

Ben_Dover 10:39 am 15 Mar 13

He should sue her for breaching his criminals rights, and for pain, suffering and emotional distress. get the right court in the ACT and he’d be on a fortune!

(Seriously though, well done young lady!)

bundah 10:27 am 15 Mar 13

What a POS to attack a young female.She is a bloody champion,well done young lady!

schmeah 10:09 am 15 Mar 13

Whoa! They make ’em tough in Lyons! At 190cm, not exactly a short man either.

Holden Caulfield 9:53 am 15 Mar 13

You go girl!

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