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Police Wrap – 12 June

By johnboy - 12 June 2009 16

1. Liquor store standover arrest:

    ACT Policing yesterday (June 11) arrested a young male person after a search warrant executed on a North Canberra residence yesterday.

    Detectives from the Belconnen team of the Territory Investigations Group had been investigating an incident at the Woolworths Liquor Store on Saturday, May 16, in which a group of three males of Pacific Islander appearance had entered the Woolworths Liquor Store in Belconnen.

    In the incident which followed, the cashier was threatened and cut on the arm, back and neck with a broken bottle. Items from the store were also stolen.

    On May 22, a 17-year-old male was arrested and charged in relation to the incident. He will appear in court again on June 16. A vehicle and items of forensic evidence have been seized by police.

    Police will allege that the 17-year-old New Zealand citizen arrested yesterday was the main offender in the incident and he will appear before the ACT Childrens Court today charged with Aggravated Robbery and Intentionally Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm.

    Police investigations into the matter are continuing with further charges pending.

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Police Wrap – 12 June
BerraBoy68 4:23 pm 13 Jun 09

Chopper said :

So neither the jail nor the punishment will deter anyone from crime, especially people who are brought up around crime – they dont know any better..

Of course they know better Chopper, that’s why criminals (even the young ones) always know to run away-and hide from the police,(i.e. they know they are doing the wrong thing). They just don’t want to man-up and take the punishment they might get. The mentality is breaking and entering is OK, getting caught isn’t. It’s basic risk and cost/benefit analysis.

People who engage in crime do so as they think the risk of getting caught is worth taking. They always have a choice not to commit a crime.

Unfortunately, and what I think you are trying to say, is that people who grow up around criminals get socialised into believing the supposed benefit of crime outweighs the risk. They still know it’s wrong though. These clowns also lack the courage and/or inclination to break the cycle. After all, why work for money when you can simply stay home all day then go out and take it off other people who work for it.

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