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Police Wrap – 24 September

By johnboy - 24 September 2008 5

1. The police would like your help finding a missing man:

    ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to locate a 28-year-old Waramanga man who has been missing since Friday, September 19.

    Craig Bushell was last seen leaving his Larakia Street residence around 5:30pm on that day.

    It is understood Craig was on his way to a medical centre in Phillip, either on foot or by bus, and has not been seen or heard from since.

    Police have received information that Craig may be in the Wollongong / Kiama area but this is still yet to be confirmed.

    His family are concerned for his welfare as it is unusual for Craig to be away for this length of time without notifying them.

    Craig is described as 6’4” (193cms) tall, of medium build, walks with a hunched over appearance and has short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing black trousers a dark grey polar fleece and was carrying a blue/grey back pack.

    Craig has been diagnosed with a condition which requires regular medication.

2. There was a rash of business burglaries overnight:

    ACT Policing is urging business owners to clear their daily cash takings following a spate of burglaries at business premises across Canberra’s north overnight (September 23/24).

    Police have received at least a dozen reports of burglary and/or property damage from a number of retail, hospitality and specialist businesses in Belconnen, Kaleen, Cook, Spence, Kippax, Civic and Braddon today (September 24).

    The incidents occurred between 6pm, Tuesday 23 September and 7am, Wednesday 24 September 2008.

    In some of the incidents, offenders have stolen cash being held overnight on the premises, while other businesses recorded property damage caused from entry or attempts to enter their respective premises.

    Acting Superintendent Erin Pobar said while the thieves were thwarted on most occasions by good business security measures, some owners needed to reassess the way they protect their assets.

    “In some incidents, cash was left in tills and some businesses had fragile security doors protecting their premises,” Acting Superintendent Pobar said.

    “Protecting your business and deterring thieves starts with securing your premises with deadlocks and removing all valuables from the shop every day.”

    Police are continuing with investigations, particularly to determine whether the incidents are related. Police are yet to establish whether the same offenders are responsible for the burglaries.

Anyone who can help police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Police Wrap – 24 September
PBO 11:21 am 25 Sep 08

peterh said :

PBO said :

I would check to see if all those businesses are guarded by the same security company.

well it won’t be MIL….

Would you be the Peter that used to work there?

Skidbladnir 10:28 am 25 Sep 08

PBO said :

I would check to see if all those businesses are guarded by the same security company.

Anyone know which businesses they were?
With a bit of social engineering and someone asking stupid questions of key people, (or just a lot of people asking), it shouldn’t be too hard to find out…

peterh 10:17 am 25 Sep 08

PBO said :

I would check to see if all those businesses are guarded by the same security company.

well it won’t be MIL….

PBO 9:25 am 25 Sep 08

I would check to see if all those businesses are guarded by the same security company.

Spectra 10:29 pm 24 Sep 08

Craig has been diagnosed with a condition which requires regular medication.

Maybe it’s my imagination, but it always seems like a disproportionate of people who go missing require regular medical attention or medication or whatnot. I’m not suggesting that they’re exaggerating it to increase the perceived urgency, or anything like that, it’s just something I’ve noticed.

I hope he’s returned to his family soon, safe and well.

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