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Police Wrap – 10 September

By johnboy - 10 September 2008 41

1. Robbery at swordpoint!

    ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at a residence in Spinifex Street, Kingston last night (Tuesday, September 9).

    About 9.45pm yesterday, the male victim was sitting outside talking to another male and a female when they heard a noise inside the house. Upon entering the house the male victim found three unknown males, two were holding swords and another was holding what he believed to be a black revolver handgun.

    The offenders then threatened the victim, demanding money and jewellery before fleeing the house empty handed. The offenders were seen getting into a green Holden VS Commodore sedan parked down the street and sped off towards Kingston.

    The first male offender is described as Aboriginal or Islander in appearance, aged 20 to 25, approximately six feet (183cm) tall, of average build and wearing a black jacket, black pants, a black baseball cap and white bandana with black markings tied around his face.

    The second male offender is described as Aboriginal or Islander in appearance, aged 25 to 30, of large build, wearing a white top, black pants, a white baseball cap and a bandana wrapped around his face.

    The third male offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged 20 to 25, wearing a black tracksuit with a hood and a white bandana with black skulls covering his nose and mouth.

2. Stolen good aplenty found in Theodore:

    ACT Policing has arrested two 29-year-old men and a 30-year-old woman after searching a Theodore property yesterday (September 9) and allegedly locating a large amount of stolen property.

    Police attended the Scantlebury Crescent address yesterday morning following reports a stolen maroon-coloured Nissan 200SX had been located. On discovery of the vehicle a search warrant was executed.

    At the rear of the premises police located and seized a Kawasaki motorcycle, four pocket bikes, a mini bike and go cart. Checks revealed these vehicles also to have been stolen. Police also located and seized parts for the Nissan 200SX and a number of other vehicle parts and panels, suspected of being stolen.

    Inside the premises police located and seized a substantial amount of property suspected of being stolen. The property consisted of power tools, mountain bikes, computers, cameras, mobile phones, jewellery, vehicle compliance plates, car stereo equipment, AFP issue clothing and an amount of suspected cannabis.

    During the search police also located an amount of ammunition which comprised of a variety of bullets and a hand grenade. Upon observing the hand grenade the Specialist Response and Security (SRS) Bomb Disposal Team attended the premises. The grenade was found to be inert and taken for destruction.

    The three arrested will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (September 10) charged with receiving stolen property.

3. Civic bag snatchers nabbed:

    ACT Policing has arrested three males after two aggravated robberies in Canberra City around 2.30pm yesterday (September 9).

    Police will allege the males, one aged 16 and two aged 17, snatched a bag from a woman in Commonwealth Park before fleeing the scene.

    The youths are also alleged to have committed a second robbery in Glebe Park a short time later, demanding a small amount of money and a bus pass from three young males.

    Police apprehended the alleged offenders a short distance from the second incident. They will face the ACT Children’s Court today (September 10) charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery.

Anyone who can help police with any of these matters is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Police Wrap – 10 September
Deadmandrinking 5:37 pm 10 Sep 08

I’m not interested in debating this. Keep being rude to everyone, there’s no point in listening to you.

Bye.

vg 5:35 pm 10 Sep 08

I’ve never put myself out as one for your benefit.

You’re just confused

Deadmandrinking 5:22 pm 10 Sep 08

vg said :

DMD

You have me confused for someone who gives a rats about anything you say.

You have us all confused for a decent source on policing affairs.

vg 5:18 pm 10 Sep 08

DMD

You have me confused for someone who gives a rats about anything you say.

Deadmandrinking 5:07 pm 10 Sep 08

vg said :

Cops tend to go through a rigorous security process to be able to work at the airport Swaggie, I don’t think you need to worry about them walking around (and through) the detectors. You don’t need the detectors to actually see the guns on their hips!

ASIC cards also provide swipe access, something you can’t forge…….but you know all about it from a couple of trips to the airport don’t you.

Lets just say I’ve forgotten more on the subject than you’ll ever know

Vg, I’m not insulting you personally, but I am going to comment on how you communicate with others. You know, you could have just corrected him and not been a complete c*ck about it. Might go a long way to people respecting comments that come from experience as a police officer. Right now, you’re sounding like one of the types people tend to hate the police for.

The bandanna with skulls and the swords thing sounds cool, I reckon. Canberra needs a pirate gang!
(Of course, I’m not saying that the actual armed robbery is cool…it’s very un-cool, as a matter of fact. I hope the offenders are caught.)

p1 5:01 pm 10 Sep 08

While I have no doubt that police are well screened, and as VG said, walking around the detector is pretty irrelevant if their gun is openly displayed, getting an ASIC card is not exactly difficult. I assume however that there is a difference in access between the one that a private pilot going for a lap in a Cessna carries, and one that a Policeman does.

vg 4:47 pm 10 Sep 08

Cops tend to go through a rigorous security process to be able to work at the airport Swaggie, I don’t think you need to worry about them walking around (and through) the detectors. You don’t need the detectors to actually see the guns on their hips!

ASIC cards also provide swipe access, something you can’t forge…….but you know all about it from a couple of trips to the airport don’t you.

Lets just say I’ve forgotten more on the subject than you’ll ever know

Danman 4:15 pm 10 Sep 08

A little thing called an ASIC card as well as a knowledge of the security staff is what gets you through ‘unchallenged’.

And MSIC if you work the docks – guess thar rules out that mockery thing eh swaggie.

Swaggie 3:51 pm 10 Sep 08

You need to hang around the Qantas departure more often VG, they’ll have old ladies taking off shoes, people turning out their pockets but Cops walk through unchallenged and around the detectors – and an ASIC card can be forged easily enough to pass muster from more than a metre away.

vg 3:13 pm 10 Sep 08

Swaggie said :

…..AFP issue clothing…..

Makes a mockery of airport security when I’m being searched with a sniffer thing at the gate and I see ‘uniformed cops’ just walk through unchallenged.

Takes more than just a uniform to ‘walk through unchallenged’. A little thing called an ASIC card as well as a knowledge of the security staff is what gets you through ‘unchallenged’.

bubzie 2:50 pm 10 Sep 08

We have pirates in kingston??

Yarr, teriffic…

(And how comforting, hand grenades ..three or four streets away from me?)

ant 1:41 pm 10 Sep 08

That’s particularly good work getting the bag snatchers. I’d like to hear the back story on that, how did they do it?

Overheard 12:37 pm 10 Sep 08

“The third male offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged 20 to 25, wearing a black tracksuit with a hood and a white bandana with black skulls covering his nose and mouth.”

Police ask the public to be on the lookout for a rather jolly chap who answers to the name of ‘Roger’.

He’s over a week early for fancy dress.

Swaggie 12:25 pm 10 Sep 08

…..AFP issue clothing…..

Makes a mockery of airport security when I’m being searched with a sniffer thing at the gate and I see ‘uniformed cops’ just walk through unchallenged.

p1 12:13 pm 10 Sep 08

…hand grenade…

ummm, yeah. Thats a bit cool.

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