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Police Wrap – 21 August

By johnboy - 21 August 2008 16

1. Moulden Court, Belconnen was the scene of an aggravated burglary on Monday:

    About 2.45pm, Monday, August 18, a male offender allegedly climbed up and over the balcony of the first floor apartment and gained access through an unlocked door.

    Upon entry, the alleged offender was confronted by a female occupant whom he threatened with a knife. The female then fled the apartment and was unhurt in the incident.

    The offender allegedly stole a handbag and fled the area on a dark coloured mountain bike.

    The offender is described as being darker skinned, approximately 180cm (5’11”) tall, of skinny build, wearing dark clothing, a dark beanie and piece of dark fabric covering his nose and mouth.

2. Wednesday night saw a glassing in Kaleen:

    Police will allege the man been involved in an argument with a 21-year-old man in Georgina Crescent, Kaleen, around 7.30pm yesterday when the alleged offender became violent and used a broken glass to strike out at the victim.

    The victim sustained lacerations to his face and neck and was hospitalised.

    The alleged offender fled the scene but a number of police resources were deployed to search for him and he was arrested around 9pm by members of ACT Policing’s Specialist Response and Security team in Onkaparinga Crescent, Kaleen.

3. An aggravated burglary at ANU on Wednesday night saw a women take a clout after being threatened with a knife:

    About 8.30pm yesterday, the female victim was working in an office at the ANU when the male offender allegedly entered, threatened the victim with a knife, demanded money and then struck the victim causing her to fall.

    The offender then fled the building in the direction of Marcus Clarke Street toward the city and the victim’s purse was recovered at the bottom of a stairwell with cash and debit card missing. The victim was treated at the scene.

    The offender is described as being European in appearance, aged in his late 20’s to early 30’s, of solid build with broad shoulders and wearing a black coat and black gloves.

4. Even worse in Gungahlin earlier today with a burglar using a jemmy bar to demand the keys to his victim’s Honda Civic:

    The incident occurred around 11.20am today when the victim, who had been asleep upstairs in his townhouse, heard a noise downstairs and went to investigate.

    He was then confronted and threatened by the offender, who is described as Caucasian, approximately 183cm (6’0”) tall, with a slim build, dark hair and short, dark facial hair. The offender was wearing a silver-coloured top and dark track pants.

    Police believe the stolen Honda Civic (ACT registration number YEK 06M) also contained a Samsung television, credit cards and other personal items taken from the victim’s residence. The silver Honda has 16-inch factory wheels, dark blue leather seats and a cream interior.

If you can help police in any way contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au

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16 Responses to
Police Wrap – 21 August
GottaLoveCanberra 5:14 pm 22 Aug 08

The world isn’t getting more violent, it’s just reported more.

Overheard 2:22 pm 22 Aug 08

Danman said :

I used to walk from Kaleen Sports Centre home to Giralang plenty of times between oh 1994 to 1997 – along the drains then over the AFL oval in Giralang – up fornax etc.

If I saw anyone I generally knew them and had a chat – never ever got into any trouble liek glassings, good ole fisticuffs or even verbal abuse.

Maybe I am getting old, but the world is getting more and more violent.

I used to walk through Glebe Park most Saturday and Sunday mornings, stumbling back to a mates in Reid, lived in a flat in Griffith and walked home from teh Durham with my back teef floating many times…never felt more than drunk – these days I walk home from the shops after dark and I’m jumping at shadows…and then there is my hobby for * middle of the night photography *, watchuing my back with $3k worth of gear……such is the sad way the world is going…

@ Danman. Jaysus, you think you’re getting old. I read this post too quickly and read: “…and then there is my hobby for middle of the night pornography, watching my back with $3k worth of gear…” Nasty!

I used to live near the lights on Maribyrnong across from the one or two shops that are still operating there near St Michael’s (?) school. Far Ken Elle. I think I got to hear and see the exploits of every bonehead in the suburb. I indulged in a little ‘late night photography’ of my own when two dumb ****s decided to have a bit of sport with some large sticks and the pedestrian light button at 1am one school holidays. Amazing how a few flash bulbs going off can make a couple of errant teenagers cut and run.

Davo111 10:06 am 22 Aug 08

justbands said :

& just like in GTA, if you get caught…you simply get let out into the street to start again!

hahaha … oh sh*t 🙁

sepi 10:02 am 22 Aug 08

Burnt out car at Hackett too.

justbands 9:39 am 22 Aug 08

& just like in GTA, if you get caught…you simply get let out into the street to start again!

PeraPHon 9:36 am 22 Aug 08

Danman said :

Maybe I am getting old, but the world is getting more and more violent.

Yup, welcome to Grand Theft Auto: ACT, where you can glass a random bar patron, knife a poor helpless student and threaten some poor bloke with a metal bludgeoning instrument, and steal all his gear.

Sounds like a fun game!

Danman 9:13 am 22 Aug 08

I used to walk from Kaleen Sports Centre home to Giralang plenty of times between oh 1994 to 1997 – along the drains then over the AFL oval in Giralang – up fornax etc.

If I saw anyone I generally knew them and had a chat – never ever got into any trouble liek glassings, good ole fisticuffs or even verbal abuse.

Maybe I am getting old, but the world is getting more and more violent.

I used to walk through Glebe Park most Saturday and Sunday mornings, stumbling back to a mates in Reid, lived in a flat in Griffith and walked home from teh Durham with my back teef floating many times…never felt more than drunk – these days I walk home from the shops after dark and I’m jumping at shadows…and then there is my hobby for middle of the night photography, watchuing my back with $3k worth of gear……such is the sad way the world is going…

realityskin 8:58 am 22 Aug 08

Car burnt out at Greenway Waters apartments..

Thumper 8:29 am 22 Aug 08

I should add that Ms Thumper and I came home quite late last night after a trivia night and were surprised when a police car pulled up outside our driveway to check everything was okay, due to the fact we were swapping the cars around to get them to fit in.

Kudos to the cops. It must have looked as if we were trying to knock a car off.

Thumper 8:26 am 22 Aug 08

Agreed Mr Ferret,

what is the world coming to. Weak, gutless, worthless piece of pelicanshit.

Growling Ferret 8:14 am 22 Aug 08

Glassing? Weak prick. The lowest of the low acts.

Hope his ass gets glassed in the big house…

Granny 12:15 am 22 Aug 08

It was getting rougher in our street by the time we left Kaleen nearly 12 years ago. Can’t say that Gungahlin was much of an improvement in many ways ….

Still have a soft spot for the old place, and many memories both happy and sad.

hetzjagd1 12:02 am 22 Aug 08

“Whole world’s coming to an end Mallory”

Overheard 11:39 pm 21 Aug 08

I always thought it was a fairly OK suburb before I lived there, but when I left in March this year after ten months living there, I nearly broke down and wept with relief. Oh… my… God.

Laurel_Waits 11:01 pm 21 Aug 08

Good ole Kaleen. This is why I always hated walking home in the dark when I lived there. Not for fear of someone glassing me and being found a few streets away, but just because of all the wierdos.

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