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Police Wrap – 18 June

By johnboy - 18 June 2009 16

1. When you really, really, need a smoke:

    ACT Policing is searching for a man following an aggravated robbery at the rear of a take-away shop in Macquarie yesterday afternoon (June 17).

    Police received reports of an incident on Lawry Street just after 3.00pm in which a man threatened another with violence and demanded a cigarette. The offender then approached a second passer-by a short time later and produced a knife, again demanding a cigarette.

    He then fled the scene in the direction of Jamieson Enclosed Oval before possibly following a bike path toward the Allman Circuit area.

    The male offender is described as being about 20-22 years of age, Caucasian in appearance, approximately 6’2″ (186cm) tall, of skinny build and with short, fair hair. He was wearing a white hooded jumper, black track-suit pants and a white cap.

    Police, including the K9 team, attended the scene shortly after and conducted a search of the area however were unable to locate any persons matching the description.

    Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious persons in the area of Macquarie yesterday afternoon or who was approached by a male matching this description to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au

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16 Responses to
Police Wrap – 18 June
canberratowie2 11:39 am 19 Jun 09

Primal said :

A knife-producing room should be set up at the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occurring.

LMFAO !! Gold

caf 10:09 am 19 Jun 09

At least he wasn’t greedy – he could have asked for the whole pack…

Joshua 9:41 am 19 Jun 09

Armed robbery for a smoke. That is insane.

A number of years ago I was in the Magistrates Court for the Monday morning list when they brought in an 18 year old girl (wearing the orange jumpsuit) who’d been arrested on the weekend for holding up a takeaway pizza shop, with a knife, and had stolen 2 2litre bottles of Coke from the store. Not any of the cash or even a pizza. I thought that was the dumbest saddest crime possible until I read this one.

Deadmandrinking 9:56 pm 18 Jun 09

Did someone say carton?

I’m feeling stabby…

ant 9:50 pm 18 Jun 09

Isn’t that what gaol is for? Put ’em ALL in together.

mirage3 5:51 pm 18 Jun 09

Wraith you are truly evil. Welcome to RA.

Wraith 5:35 pm 18 Jun 09

“A knife-producing room should be set up at the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occurring.

That would be cool. Can we set up monkey knife fights and bet on them?”

Love the way you think, try this, how about we find two of these knife wielding cigarette stealing monkey/muppets and then put them together, tell each that the other has a carton of cigarettes, then bet on who wins……………..natural (sort of) justice……….

chewy14 4:35 pm 18 Jun 09

Primal said :

A knife-producing room should be set up at the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occurring.

That would be cool. Can we set up monkey knife fights and bet on them?

peterh 4:32 pm 18 Jun 09

Deadmandrinking said :

chewy14 said :

A nicotine injecting room should be set up in the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occuring.

Yes!

Please yes! Please?

(if we get free nicotine that is, otherwise I’m going to have to start stabbing some of you motherf**er’s)

deadmandrinking, if you get an injection of nicotine, it will kill you.

wait. carry on, don’t mind me.

Deadmandrinking 4:30 pm 18 Jun 09

The legislative assembly?

Primal 3:41 pm 18 Jun 09

A knife-producing room should be set up at the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occurring.

Deadmandrinking 3:34 pm 18 Jun 09

chewy14 said :

A nicotine injecting room should be set up in the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occuring.

Yes!

Please yes! Please?

(if we get free nicotine that is, otherwise I’m going to have to start stabbing some of you motherf**er’s)

Katietonia 2:52 pm 18 Jun 09

Wow people are really addicted to cigarettes these days.

phototext 2:51 pm 18 Jun 09

If you are at the shops, with a knife, and are willing to commit robbery, wouldn’t it make more sense to rob a shop and get a whole packet of cigarettes…. perhaps a carton or two.

Idiot.

chewy14 2:41 pm 18 Jun 09

A nicotine injecting room should be set up in the civic bus interchange to prevent further attacks of this nature occuring.

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