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Police Wrap – 21 May

By johnboy - 21 May 2009 6

1. Late night club blaggers strike again:

    Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Weston

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Weston Club on Liardet Street today (May 21).

    Around 2.15am police were called to the Club following reports of an armed robbery in progress. Police responded quickly but the offender had already left the building.

    During the incident the offender threatened two staff members with a firearm, forced them to open a safe and restrained them in an upstairs office area before fleeing with an undisclosed sum of cash.

    Officers from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigation’s Group (TIG), Special Response and Security (SRS) and General Duties attended the scene and closed down the areas of Hindmarsh Drive and Streeton Drive where investigations are ongoing.

    The offender is described as 165cm (5’5”) tall, with a lean build and was wearing a black balaclava, a dark long-sleeved top and dark trousers or jeans.

    AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity around the Weston Club this morning to contact Crime Stoppers.

2. Late night pursuit through the inner north:

    ACT Policing arrested a 22-year-old man after a pursuit through Canberra’s north in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, May 21).

    About 12.30am police conducting patrols in the Dickson area attempted to perform a traffic stop on a white Mazda station wagon. As police exited their vehicle the offender accelerated away.

    Police activated warning lights and sirens but the driver failed to stop. Police followed the vehicle through Ainslie into the city where it finally stopped on London Circuit.

    Both the alleged driver and a juvenile female fled the vehicle but were apprehended shortly afterwards and conveyed to the City Police Station where enquiries revealed that the vehicle had been stolen.

    The passenger was released without charge pending further enquiries and the alleged driver was charged with a number of traffic-related offences, he is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on May 29, 2009.

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

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6 Responses to
Police Wrap – 21 May
maxy 2:48 pm 22 May 09

I see the police failed to mention that they themselves were involved in a traffic incident in Braddon, unless crashing into a car is no longer seen in the eyes of the law as a traffic incident haha hehe

BerraBoy68 6:53 am 22 May 09

I’m sure all aggravated robberies would stop the moment the Gov’t banned balaclavas. Remember kiddies – ‘People don’t rob people, people in balaclavas rob people’.

Skidd Marx 9:21 pm 21 May 09

From memory the Weston Creek Labor Club at Stirling just up the street was robbed in a similar fashion a year or two ago. I’m thinking the bloke who got nailed for it must’ve just been paroled. I wonder where the “Wesside Serial Armed Bandit Dude” will strike next? Will it be the Laksa House? Pendo’s? Or will he get so brazen as to hit the Target Country store? Surely not.

motleychick 2:06 pm 21 May 09

I actually saw a guy dressed like that (but a black beanie instead of a balaclava – never know, it could be one!!) when I went out for a smoke this morning and said to my mate that maybe that’s the guy there looking for… Guess I could have been right.

chewy14 1:53 pm 21 May 09

The offender is described as 165cm (5’5”) tall, with a lean build and was wearing a black balaclava, a dark long-sleeved top and dark trousers or jeans.

I just saw a guy walking down the street wearing a black balaclava and jeans. It must be the same guy.

motleychick 10:14 am 21 May 09

Well that answers my post!

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