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Police Wrap – 12 July 2010

By johnboy - 12 July 2010 21

1. Blast bandits in Erindale:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Erindale yesterday in which an improvised explosive device was used to force entry to a liquor shop.

Police were patrolling in the Erindale area around 4am on Sunday (July 11) when two loud noises were heard from the direction of Denigan Street.

Two police vehicles quickly attended the scene. A group of up to six youths were seen fleeing the location through the Erindale College carpark and all escaped apprehension.

Inspection of the liquor shop indicated that the front doors had been forced open by an improvised explosive device of an unknown type. Several items, including mixed drinks and liquor, had been stolen from the premises and several bottles had been dropped as the offenders fled.

Fragments of the device were examined and removed by the SRS Bomb Response Team, and AFP Forensic Services attended to conduct a study of the scene.

Anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious persons, noises or behaviour around the Erindale Centre in Wanniassa around the time of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Acting South District Superintendent Rod Anderson said that incidents such as this created the potential for a significant injury.

“Making and using improvised explosive devices is a proven cause for major injuries such as the loss of a limb,” a/Supt Anderson said.

“This irresponsible and reckless behaviour can only lead to tragedy and we would urge anyone who may know of those creating such devices to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided to Crime Stoppers anonymously.”

2. Knives in Higgins:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Foodworks supermarket in Higgins which occurred around 7:40pm last night (Sunday 11 July).

Three young males entered the supermarket, one of whom threatened the female staff members with a knife and another with a stick. The offenders stole an amount of cash. No persons were injured during the incident.

One of the offenders is described as 16 – 17 years of age, about 175 centimetres tall (5’9”), with a medium build. He was wearing a red hooded jumper as well as a white scarf covering his face.

The second offender is described as having a Caucasian appearance, 10 – 15 years of age, and about 140 centimetres tall (4’6”). He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper and a scarf covering his face.

The third offender is described as having a Caucasian appearance, about 14 – 15 years of age, and about 167 centimetres tall (5’6”), with a skinny build. He was wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper and a dark coloured scarf (or similar) covering his face.

Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Higgins at the time of the offence, or who knows the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.

3. Losers in Civic:

ACT Policing arrested two men in Civic on Sunday morning (July 11) after a violent altercation in which the men resisted arrest, fought with the officers, and had to be subdued with OC spray and handcuffs.

The incident began outside a Canberra nightclub on London Circuit around 3.30am, where the two alleged offenders had been involved in an argument and altercation with several patrons. A third man, an associate of the offenders, had fallen and hit his head during the dispute. He was conveyed to hospital for treatment.

Police identified the offenders involved and attempted to take one, a 22-year-old man from Lyons, into protective custody for intoxication and disorderly behaviour.

The second offender intervened and punched one male officer in the throat. The second offender, a 22-year-old man from Rivett, then placed a female officer in a headlock and attempted to punch her to the head and body.

Two other police officers intervened and both offenders were subdued using Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray, before being handcuffed and taken to the ACT Watch House.

The Lyons man was charged with harming a Commonwealth official, common assault and possessing a drug of dependence. The Rivett man was also charged with common assault, and harming a Commonwealth official.

Both were released on strict bail conditions and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on July 30.

Another altercation between two men outside another Civic nightclub around 3.40am yesterday (Sunday, July 11) also required the intervention of police, with an 18-year-old man from Bruce arrested for breach of bail.

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Police Wrap – 12 July 2010
Funky1 1:18 pm 13 Jul 10

Tetranitrate said :

$50 on the “Canberra nightclub on London Circuit” being Mooseheads.

Easy money given the only other ‘nightclub’ on London Circuit would be the Uni Pub and I’ve never heard of any trouble there.

Also heard of an incident in a club around the corner the night before but it didn’t make the AFP’s Police Wrap.

Spideydog 10:16 am 13 Jul 10

Good idea for the old days, but now the Police would be so busy taking kids home, nothing else would get done ……. The government would need to fund a “kid squad”

Thumper 8:10 am 13 Jul 10

You do realise that 21 July is National Hoodie Day?

http://nationalhoodieday.com/

<sarc Way to not stereotype people guys…</sarc

dannybear 11:13 pm 12 Jul 10

cleo said :

I think the police should pick up young people under 18 years who are wandering around the streets at night and take them home, that’s what happened when I was growing up, put them in the bull wagon!

+1

cleo 10:15 pm 12 Jul 10

I think the police should pick up young people under 18 years who are wandering around the streets at night and take them home, that’s what happened when I was growing up, put them in the bull wagon!

neanderthalsis 9:59 pm 12 Jul 10

p1 said :

We have the War on Terror to thank for home made bombs becoming the much more sinister Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

If I was to use commercially available explosive, with a commercially made detonator all wired up as per the manufactures’ specifications, what would they call it?

A bomb. Whether it’s Semtex, nitro phosphate fertiliser or match heads and sparklers in a pipe, it’s just a bomb. Doesn’t need a fancy name.

Beserk Keyboard Warr 7:00 pm 12 Jul 10

I’m not sure I can sleep at night knowing there is a psychopathic oompa-loompa on the loose.

p1 6:51 pm 12 Jul 10

We have the War on Terror to thank for home made bombs becoming the much more sinister Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

If I was to use commercially available explosive, with a commercially made detonator all wired up as per the manufactures’ specifications, what would they call it?

Tetranitrate 6:50 pm 12 Jul 10

$50 on the “Canberra nightclub on London Circuit” being Mooseheads.

Pommy bastard 6:13 pm 12 Jul 10

CanberraCreative said :

Perhaps it’s time to burn those parenting books that promote parents being “friends” with their kids and “negotiating” rather than directing their kids to do something. Perhaps it’s time to introduce ethics classes in early education and instil the basics of respect for society more early on in life. Perhaps it’s time for parents (and potential parents) to take a step back and think about why they have or want to have kids. Because so many parents I see seem frustrated and frequently ignore young kids, letting them do anything, perhaps they shouldn’t have them.

I’m sure the parents of the kids who get up to this sort of thing are exactly the sort who would be first to take up your advice….

dvaey 5:57 pm 12 Jul 10

The second offender intervened and punched one male officer in the throat. The second offender, a 22-year-old man from Rivett, then placed a female officer in a headlock and attempted to punch her to the head and body.

The Lyons man was charged with harming a Commonwealth official, common assault and possessing a drug of dependence. The Rivett man was also charged with common assault, and harming a Commonwealth official.

Both were released on strict bail conditions….

Seriously, you wont even get remand for placing a female cop in a headlock while possessing drugs on a public street in the CBD? I think THIS is a place to look for the answer to the problem @#1.

Pork Hunt 5:22 pm 12 Jul 10

I wonder if the short arse was brandishing the stick?
Stick insect would be an apt nickname…

neanderthalsis 4:43 pm 12 Jul 10

We have the War on Terror to thank for home made bombs becoming the much more sinister Improvised Explosive Device (IED). I’m surprised that there wasn’t bits of teenager spread around the scene.

Again hoodies! We must ban them before they turn all kiddies into stick wielding armed robbers.

Anna Key 4:18 pm 12 Jul 10

I assume the Erindale liquor store in question is the Local Liquor. You marvel at the intelligence of using an explosive device 20m away from a petrol station

CanberraCreative 4:07 pm 12 Jul 10

Society really has to do something about today’s youth. Sure, kids have always got up to mischief, but traditionally there was a fear of getting caught and a feeling of guilt when they were caught. Now, we have increasingly younger people committing increasingly serious and brazen crimes and showing no remorse whatsoever, even laughing in the face of police last week in Manuka.

Perhaps it’s time to burn those parenting books that promote parents being “friends” with their kids and “negotiating” rather than directing their kids to do something. Perhaps it’s time to introduce ethics classes in early education and instil the basics of respect for society more early on in life. Perhaps it’s time for parents (and potential parents) to take a step back and think about why they have or want to have kids. Because so many parents I see seem frustrated and frequently ignore young kids, letting them do anything, perhaps they shouldn’t have them.

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