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Police Wrap – 17 May

By johnboy - 17 May 2009 30

1. Liquor store glassing:

    ACT Policing is seeking three males in a red or brown Mazda 323 sedan with ACT number plates after an assault at the Belconnen Woolworths liquor department May 16, 2009 in which a 29-year-old staff member received cuts to his neck and upper arm.

    Police were called to the location around 3.57pm today (May 16) when it was reported that three males described as being of Pacific Islander in appearance had a few minutes earlier entered the store.

    One of the offenders became argumentative and is suspected to have broken a beer bottle on the counter and used it to assault and injure the staff member.

    ACT Ambulance was called and General Duties police established a crime scene. AFP Forensic Services also attended. CCTV footage of the incident will be downloaded and examined.

    Police were given a description of the vehicle used by the offender(s) and are continuing in their efforts to locate it.

    Any witnesses who saw the incident and have not yet spoken to police, or can provide any information about the offenders should contact Crime Stoppers.

2. The quick way to stockpile pseudo-ephedrine?

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Brindabella Pharmacy in Garran in which a male offender threatened staff with a knife.

    The offender entered the pharmacy around 10.40am, May 17, threatened the staff and stole a quantity of cash and drugs.

    The offender then fled in the direction of Palmer Street in a stolen white Ford station wagon with NSW registration plates.

    The offender is described as Caucasian, of slim build, aged in his mid-20s, about 5’8” to 5’9” (173cm to 175cm) tall, with black hair, unshaven, wearing a dirty white cap, an off-white coloured jacket and black baggy trousers.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen a person answering this description or seen any suspicious activity in the area of the offence to contact Crime Stoppers

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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Police Wrap – 17 May
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 6:32 am 18 May 09

It’s pretty damn sad when the community expectation (of this community at least) is that this sort of crime should carry a stiff punishment, but we’re all now accustomed to such criminals being ‘let off’. I think it’s time Canberra admits that our courts system really doesn’t reflect community standards.

Of course, there are times when community standards shouldn’t be met, but this doesn’t seem to me to be one of those times.

ant 12:01 am 18 May 09

The bus could SQUASH the vehicle and then call the cops! Higgins could let them off on bail but it wouldn’t do any good.

astrojax 10:38 pm 17 May 09

i hope you’re kidding, tp…

TP 3000 9:47 pm 17 May 09

DJ said :

TP 3000 said :

The annoying things is that ACT Police were asking ACTION Buses to look out for this car, but the drivers weren’t informed of the danger of these people.

Look for OR stop and detain…. quite a difference there.

But sometimes buses will ram the vechile to bring it to a stop & then radio for the cops.

Thumper 9:20 pm 17 May 09

Damn, I meant to say…

Maybe more people should read accounts like this….

Thumper 9:17 pm 17 May 09

Uncle-em lost his left eye in a similar random attack fifteen years ago by a “tough” guy who thought glass was a good weapon of choice. It’s only been in the last four years that he hasn’t had to go to the doctor every six months or so to have the slivers making their way to the surface removed from his eyebrow and cheekbone.

Maybe more people read accounts like this.

xdave 9:03 pm 17 May 09

how does that help anything papadoc?
do you have a rego plate number? can they always be found at Hall Oval??

papadoc 8:30 pm 17 May 09

Maybe they should look for the group of Islander boys that were asked to leave Hall Oval yesterday afternoon about 5 minutes past 3. Considering they left in a red car (unsure of make/model) as well as being very intoxicated, I’d say it could lead somewhere…

farnarkler 8:23 pm 17 May 09

Crime is the one thing we are far too soft on. How many times has the term ‘career criminal’ been used? These three will probably be arrested but will be out of the court revolving door and will be out on the streets……..like so many others.

The victim will suffer far more than just the physical scars of this attack and that is what the magistrates/judges seem to forget. The victim’s sentence is always longer than that of the criminal.

DJ 7:17 pm 17 May 09

TP 3000 said :

The annoying things is that ACT Police were asking ACTION Buses to look out for this car, but the drivers weren’t informed of the danger of these people.

Look for OR stop and detain…. quite a difference there.

Auntyem 7:01 pm 17 May 09

They must be really tough, brave guys – attacking a defenceless shop assistant with a broken bottle and then hooning off in their Mazda.

Uncle-em lost his left eye in a similar random attack fifteen years ago by a “tough” guy who thought glass was a good weapon of choice. It’s only been in the last four years that he hasn’t had to go to the doctor every six months or so to have the slivers making their way to the surface removed from his eyebrow and cheekbone.

You’re right farnarkler – I’d have them executed too.

hetzjagd1 5:15 pm 17 May 09

Police were called to the location around 3.57pm today (May 16) when it was reported that three males described as being of Pacific Islander in appearance had a few minutes earlier entered the store.

Is that meant to read how I read that?

caf 4:57 pm 17 May 09

Well if the cops were looking for them, it’s probably a safe bet they weren’t doing so to give them an upstanding citizen award.

TP 3000 4:16 pm 17 May 09

The annoying things is that ACT Police were asking ACTION Buses to look out for this car, but the drivers weren’t informed of the danger of these people.

farnarkler 3:41 pm 17 May 09

They’ll get caught and they’ll get put on the ‘justice’ Higgins roundabout. Half an hour in court and off they’ll go with a good behaviour bond. I’d have them executed.

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