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Phone app nabs muggers

By johnboy - 9 November 2013 10

ACT Policing apprehended three juveniles last night (Friday, 8 November) after an aggravated robbery on Nott Street, Fraser.

About 9.30pm, three juveniles followed a man from a bus stop in Daley Crescent onto Nott Street and demanded the man’s mobile phone and bag containing personal items. After refusing the demands, the man was struck in the jaw before the offenders fled the location with his belongings.

The man used a software application to locate the stolen phone, this information led police to Shakespeare Crescent, Fraser, where they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and identified three suspects.

A search of the vehicle revealed some of the property belonging to the complainant. The remaining items were found close to the location of the robbery and at the premises of one of the offenders on Shakespeare Crescent.

The juveniles were conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where their parents were called. Two of them will be summonsed for aggravated robbery.

ACT Policing is urging people to be vigilant about their personal safety and take steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime. For personal safety tips visit police.act.gov.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Phone app nabs muggers
maxblues 4:47 pm 11 Nov 13

“ACT Policing is urging people to be vigilant about their personal safety and take steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”
This statement just needs two little letters…
“ACT Policing is urging people to be vigilantes about their personal safety and take steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

Barcham 2:49 pm 11 Nov 13

I love technology.

Pitchka 2:24 pm 11 Nov 13

Skidbladnir said :

(Anyone with a capable android phone who hasn’t set up Android Device Manager, now is the time…)

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

Its great when it works, not so great when it pin points your device within 2350metres!!!

Robertson 12:29 pm 11 Nov 13

zorro29 said :

bet they get off really lightly yet again sending the message to the thugs of the world that the streets are theirs…wonderful

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Their parents should be moved into a special tax bracket designed for people who have bred feral crims.

p1 12:16 pm 11 Nov 13

I have an idea for an app for when your phone gets stolen. It waits until the mugger puts the phone down in their car or house, then shorts the battery causing a explosion and fire.

Should be easy it implement on iPhones.

zorro29 11:56 am 11 Nov 13

“ACT Policing is urging people to be vigilant about their personal safety and take steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

i think this guy was pretty vigilant….standing there, minding his own business and was thumped so thugs could steal his items

bet they get off really lightly yet again sending the message to the thugs of the world that the streets are theirs…wonderful

glad he tracked them though.

Gungahlin Al 10:26 am 11 Nov 13

It’s great news that they jumped onto this and caught the scum. I’ve heard of other people who’ve been able to track where their stolen phone was, but the police didn’t do anything to help. I guess the assault knocked this case up a notch…

There are apps that go further than the standard Android measures, sounding a siren, and even taking and emailing a photo of the person trying to access the phone. Like Avast: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avast.android.mobilesecurity

460cixy 8:55 pm 10 Nov 13

Just up the road from my place hope its not a sign of things to come

Deref 8:53 am 10 Nov 13

Skidbladnir said :

(Anyone with a capable android phone who hasn’t set up Android Device Manager, now is the time…)

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

+1

Skidbladnir 10:17 pm 09 Nov 13

(Anyone with a capable android phone who hasn’t set up Android Device Manager, now is the time…)

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

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