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Police Wrap – 19 July

By johnboy - 19 July 2009 32

1. Bad girls of Curtin out on a spree:

    ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to identify a female offender who attempted to rob two south-side businesses last night (July 18).

    About 6.10pm the female entered the 5 Star supermarket in Kambah and threatened the male attendant with a weapon, passing him a note which demanded money. She left a short time later with nothing after the attendant challenged her, and was last seen running up Mannheim Street toward Sulwood Drive.

    The same female then entered the Shell Service Station on Strangways Street in Curtin about 6.55pm, again passing a note demanding money, and again making off with nothing after she walked outside and was locked-out of the store. This time she was brandishing a knife. She was last seen running towards Carruthers Street.

    Neither of the store attendants were injured during the incident, and ACT Policing is reminding people who are threatened with a weapon not to confront the offender. Attention should instead be paid to obtaining a thorough description of their appearance, clothing and mannerisms to assist police in their identification.

    The female is described as about 15-18 years old, 5’2” in height and of slim build with blue eyes. She was wearing a brown and grey patterned jacket with a furry, brown hood lining, black jeans and white sneakers, and was carrying a green bag.

    Anyone who thinks they may know this female or who may have seen someone matching this description last night is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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Spideydog 9:54 pm 20 Jul 09

Granny said :

I hear them say ‘Caucasian’ all the time for goodness’ sake.

Exactly right.

gift said :

I get taken for all sorts of races, a lot of different backgrounds, the only true australian’s are aborials

This does remind me of something I do come across fairly regularly. I often have cause to ask people if they identify as being Aboriginal or TSI. Can anyone guess the answer? “No, I am Australian”. They are usually asked to re-think their answer !!!! I don’t think it is meant in a racist manner, it is said as a default answer to identify themselves as being caucasian, but wrong none the less.

Skidbladnir 12:06 pm 20 Jul 09

Hugh:
Note the “this time she was brandishing a knife” on the incident 45 minutes later?
(ie: it is noteworthy in that apparently it was a different weapon before)

No idea what she was carrying before, but as a worst-case, a used hypodermic carries an implicit threat, and Canberra has its fair share of drug-addicted street kids.

Hugh Lews 11:58 am 20 Jul 09

Auntymen said: she said she ‘couldn’t give a description because that would be racist.’

LMFAO.

Dumbest thing Ive heard in a while, and I read a lot in here.

Hugh Lews 11:54 am 20 Jul 09

LOL at anyone who actually gives the money over to a skinny skanked out 15-18 year old GIRL!!

Seriously.. How ‘dangerous’ could she really be…knife or no knife

Wraith 9:12 am 20 Jul 09

How the hell did this become an issue of race, who gives a shit!!!

The funny part is she was crap at robbing people, I wish I saw it!!!

nicnacvb 8:59 am 20 Jul 09

gift said :

I get taken for all sorts of races, a lot of different backgrounds, the only true australian’s are aborials

Possums???

Wrong spelling of Arboreal, but maybe.

Hells_Bells74 8:23 am 20 Jul 09

“Aborial Families Living in England and Wales in 1891 using the Internet’s largest Family History Database at Ancestry.com”.

Well, even the aborials came from England?

Lol.

Deadmandrinking 8:12 am 20 Jul 09

Special G said :

Maybe the default is Caucasian.

gift said :

I get taken for all sorts of races, a lot of different backgrounds, the only true australian’s are aborials

WTF?

If the default is Caucasian, then that really does unfairly shine a bad light on other ethnic groups, simply because, people will associate ‘middle-eastern’ or ‘aboriginal’ with crime reports more than they will ‘Caucasian’

According to google, aboreal is something out of Star Trek. Seen these guys holding up a servo recently – http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Xindi-Arboreal

Anna Key 7:54 am 20 Jul 09

I think the aborials live in the canberra aboretum

Special G 7:34 am 20 Jul 09

Maybe the default is Caucasian.

gift said :

I get taken for all sorts of races, a lot of different backgrounds, the only true australian’s are aborials

WTF?

Granny 3:40 am 20 Jul 09

I hear them say ‘Caucasian’ all the time for goodness’ sake.

justsayit 2:52 am 20 Jul 09

I am actually with IrishPete!
Why is she not labelled as “white bogan female, fondness for fuzzy parkers”, with a police warning to watch out for these white, fuzzy agents of destruction in your suburb. WARNING, NEWS FLASH: White bogan female crimes are up 62%, Pauline Hanson speaks out against white bogan females, white bogan females stealing our middle class welfare payments etc. Maybe she is none of the above but many radio/TV shows villify certain groups and I think that was IrishPetes point.

Why is it important to many other news stories that the person being described is clearly identified as “not one of us” (insert middle eastern, african, aboriginal- sure your imaginations can go wider)
There is a real ” them and us” mentality that the current affair shows lap up.

Auntyem- hope he is OK, I know first hand how scary this can be.

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