Police Wrap – 10 September

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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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Deref Deref 11:24 am 29 Jan 14

farq said :

DMD, your surprised why? Being rude is how VG makes himself feel big.

Like a big red sports car, it’s compensation for having a very tiny penis.

farq farq 11:55 pm 28 Jan 14

Classic The-Riotact™

Remember when the site used to be like this? Remember when cops used to troll here(before the AFP had a social media policy)? This is what the site is lacking nowadays.

I say lets dig up some old classics from the past and remember the good/bad times.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 11:29 am 11 Sep 08

Ant: “And he chose 20 years! woo hoo! I crowed. And won.”

Score! What great sport, eh?

Special G Special G 10:17 am 11 Sep 08

a penalty unit changes with inflation – although at the moment it is about $110

Granny Granny 10:16 am 11 Sep 08

neanderthalsis said :

What is a penalty unit?

Isn’t it about a second?

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 10:05 am 11 Sep 08

thecman said :

Aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary are offences under the ACT Criminal Code 2002 – defined as below:

Aggravated robbery
A person commits an offence (aggravated robbery) if the person—
(a) commits robbery in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits robbery and, at the time of the robbery, has an
offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 25 years
or both.

Aggravated burglary
A person commits an offence (aggravated burglary) if the person—
(a) commits burglary in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits burglary and, at the time of the burglary, has an
offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years
or both.

Please note the penalties – what chance anything like these will ever be imposed in the ACT?

What is a penalty unit? And why do they bother with maximum penalties anyway?

With the likes of Higgins, Penfold et al, it’s an embarrassment to have a maximum term of 25 years for an aggburg when we all know the con will get a stern talking to and no pudding for a week.

Sentencing here is like being beaten with a peacock feather by an under nourished eunich.

ant ant 9:25 am 11 Sep 08

Yes, Eastman got life. I remember this, as teh day it happened, we were doing Melbourne Cup sweeps at work. Someone suggested doing a sweep on picking Eastman’s sentence. I thought I was out of luck when my staff member who was an ex-senior cop got the number before me, and so got to choose. Because as he’d been found guilty, and the evidence was of a pre-meditated and carefully planned murder, it had to be life.

And he chose 20 years! woo hoo! I crowed. And won.

Special G Special G 7:19 am 11 Sep 08

That bloke who raped a few women at knifepoint over a couple of years got a monster stretch. From what I remember it was the longest sentence ever handed down in the ACT. Although did Eastman get life?

Granny Granny 11:52 pm 10 Sep 08

I wonder what the record for the longest sentence ever imposed in the ACT actually is? Probably some poor father desperate to get access to his kids ….

thecman thecman 10:50 pm 10 Sep 08

Aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary are offences under the ACT Criminal Code 2002 – defined as below:

Aggravated robbery
A person commits an offence (aggravated robbery) if the person—
(a) commits robbery in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits robbery and, at the time of the robbery, has an
offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 500 penalty units, imprisonment for 25 years
or both.

Aggravated burglary
A person commits an offence (aggravated burglary) if the person—
(a) commits burglary in company with 1 or more people; or
(b) commits burglary and, at the time of the burglary, has an
offensive weapon with him or her.
Maximum penalty: 2 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 20 years
or both.

Please note the penalties – what chance anything like these will ever be imposed in the ACT?

ant ant 9:53 pm 10 Sep 08

Felix the Cat said :

What is an ‘agravated’ robbery?

Har, we all learned about those when the first ABC Swearing Police Show started up. Was it Janus? One of those, anyway. We learned about AggBurgs which apparently was aggravated burglaries. Angry ones, involving violence and stuff.

Danman Danman 8:40 pm 10 Sep 08

Should be a few RA hits from Vegas Florida Miami and Mexico later this year :O

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 7:33 pm 10 Sep 08

What is an ‘agravated’ robbery?

tap tap 7:29 pm 10 Sep 08

From Overheard: Whereas whenever I see the nick ‘vg’ written down, it just sounds Indian to me, so if you read everything he says with an exaggerated Indian accent while simultaneously waggling your head, it’s an absolute kack. + (from vg) I don’t need to pretend to be rude to make myself feel big, I just look in the mirror and I am = kinda funny.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:52 pm 10 Sep 08

Somewhere around an eighth of the territory…but then again, people tend to look at this site from several computers a day. Still though, the Canberra Times gives a rats about this site 😉

johnboy johnboy 6:48 pm 10 Sep 08

Well over 40,000 a month, 85% of those in the ACT.

We publish it monthly in the State of the Riot.

Last month 43,857 absolute uniques.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:45 pm 10 Sep 08

johnboy said :

And vg’s back into moderation.

Shame, he’s our first recidivist.

Delusional too with that 99.999% figure, but now we know the grasp on statistics he approaches the world with.

What are the statistics for ACT viewing, btw? I always wondered how many people looked at this site…

johnboy johnboy 6:43 pm 10 Sep 08

And vg’s back into moderation.

Shame, he’s our first recidivist.

Delusional too with that 99.999% figure, but now we know the grasp on statistics he approaches the world with.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 6:43 pm 10 Sep 08

vg said :

And don’t confuse anonymous commentary on this forum as alienating the public. 99.999% of the population couldn’t give a rats about this site

So you alienated them through your professional life?

vg vg 6:40 pm 10 Sep 08

And don’t confuse anonymous commentary on this forum as alienating the public. 99.999% of the population couldn’t give a rats about this site

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