19 May 2010

Police Wrap - 19 May 2010

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1. Guns in Manuka:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Manuka last night (Tuesday, May 18).

About 8:10pm, a male offender armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street and pointed the firearm at a restaurant patron seated inside whilst threatening him. There were other patrons and staff members in the restaurant at the time of the offence.

The offender was described as having tanned/olive skin, with a heavy build, dark hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, a dark coloured t-shirt, long dark pants and white shoes.

The offender escaped from the area shortly later in a maroon coloured sedan. He did not discharge the firearm or cause physical harm to anyone. Police are continuing enquiries into the identification of this male.

Police are urging anyone who may have been in the Manuka, Griffith or Forrest areas at the time of the incident and may have seen the offender or vehicle, or can assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

2. Weekend road deaths named:

ACT Policing has released the name of the driver killed in the two-vehicle accident at the intersection of National Circuit and Hobart Avenue, Forrest on Saturday May 15.

The deceased is Athelstan Beckwith, aged 80, of Bruce.

ACT Policing has also released the name of the cyclist killed in the accident on Tharwa Drive, Tharwa on Sunday May 16.

The deceased is Christopher Holland, aged 61, of Monash.

Reports on the incidents are being prepared for the ACT Coroner.

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Check the full story in the CT, ExFeds. Large bloke with a shaved head, but a long bit at the back. Possibly the most stereotypical haircut for those choosing an outlaw life.

How, if at all, was the restaurant patron being threatened before the alleged firearm was produced? How long was the person in attendance at the exterior of the glazing?

Was the offending male person detained in custody then escaped or simply decamped ‘shortly later’ following the alleged threatening behaviour and firearm incident?

Height, Hair colour, Race, did this person speak, etc… last known direction of travel?

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