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Police Wrap – 28 April

By johnboy - 28 April 2009 10

1. Spot Tobacconist knocked over:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at The Spot Tobacconist in Bunda Street, Canberra City over the weekend.

    Between 4pm Saturday (April 25) and 9am Monday (April 27) unknown offenders forcibly gained access to the premises. It is believed they used a rubbish bin to carry approximately $30,000 worth of tobacco products and a small amount of coins from the store.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident on Bunda Street or who may have any relevant information to contact [them].

2. Mawson Mugging, pursuit, and crash:

    ACT Policing is investigating the robbery of an 18-year-old male on Yamba Drive, Mawson around 10.25pm Yesterday (April 27).

    The victim received facial injuries after a silver, four-wheel-drive stopped on Yamba Drive and two males exited the vehicle, assaulting the victim with a steel pole. The offenders proceeded to steal the victim’s mobile phone and wallet before leaving the scene in the vehicle.

    About 11.57pm police sighted a silver four-wheel-drive on Drakeford Drive, Kambah and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle sped away from police initiating a pursuit.

    The pursuit lasted for two minuets, before the offenders collided with a metal pole on Maranboy Street, Fisher, fleeing the vehicle while it was still moving.

    The two male occupants fled the scene leaving behind the vehicle, which was identified as having been stolen from a burglary in Forrest earlier in the evening.

    Police would urge anyone who may know the identity of the offenders involved in these incidents, or who may have witnessed these crimes to contact [them].

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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10 Responses to
Police Wrap – 28 April
motleychick 11:13 am 29 Apr 09

LOL at Special G’s link!!!

You 10:35 am 29 Apr 09

When the police tell me to go and do their job for them, by seeing what a clearly armed and dangerous person is doing, you know something is wrong.

40 minutes later the cops did show up. By that stage the thieves had left in a car they hotwired and I was outside inspecting what they had done. I was asked what was wrong (repeating the same story I told the cop on the phone, these guys were oblivious to anything I had reported) and both of the officers didn’t even bother getting out of their car to see what had happened.

Took my details, and drove off. Absolutely amazing police work right there.

Special G 7:39 am 29 Apr 09

You – are going to have to expand on that one. Sounds reasonable to me. is the offender still in the house, does he have hostages, has he decamped in a northerly direction.

Given your whingy sounding tone Police probably do have better things to do like drinking coffee and eating donuts or maybe even real police work http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/ronald.asp

You 7:10 am 29 Apr 09

Having recently witnessed and reported an armed (knife) break in to the police, and old to “go out and see what is happening” it does indeed appear that the police do have better things to do with their time. Like for example, not doing their job.

threepaws 5:51 pm 28 Apr 09

Blingerific said :

I have to ask, they stole a mobile phone, which has an IMEI number that is absolutely unique registered on the network, using that number the position of that phone can be triangulated very accurately through the current generation mobile phone network. Why aren’t the Police using this capability? Even if you change the SIM card the IMEI number remains the same. One would imagine if the Police used the capability to track phones and catch the thieves that mobile phone theft would be very much wiped out.

But all that happens is the network operator bars the IMEI number rendering the phone useless. And the criminals get away scott free. Is this a sign of how weak our bleed-heart society has made the law?

How on earth do you know whether or not the police are using triangulation?

Perhaps they have better things to do with their time than broadcast investigation techniques to the general public and the crims who may or may not be currently holding a stolen phone.

johnboy 1:08 pm 28 Apr 09

Blingerific said :

I have to ask, they stole a mobile phone, which has an IMEI number that is absolutely unique registered on the network, using that number the position of that phone can be triangulated very accurately through the current generation mobile phone network. Why aren’t the Police using this capability? Even if you change the SIM card the IMEI number remains the same. One would imagine if the Police used the capability to track phones and catch the thieves that mobile phone theft would be very much wiped out.

But all that happens is the network operator bars the IMEI number rendering the phone useless. And the criminals get away scott free. Is this a sign of how weak our bleed-heart society has made the law?

Chances are they threw the phone away quite quickly.

Muggers steal phones these days to slow down the victim reporting the crime to police.

Very Busy 1:04 pm 28 Apr 09

shitzu said :

“The pursuit lasted for two minuets”

Assuming the minuet – a French slow courtly dance – is five minutes long, then the pursuit lasted ten minutes?

LOL

shitzu 12:50 pm 28 Apr 09

“The pursuit lasted for two minuets”

Assuming the minuet – a French slow courtly dance – is five minutes long, then the pursuit lasted ten minutes?

Blingerific 12:44 pm 28 Apr 09

I have to ask, they stole a mobile phone, which has an IMEI number that is absolutely unique registered on the network, using that number the position of that phone can be triangulated very accurately through the current generation mobile phone network. Why aren’t the Police using this capability? Even if you change the SIM card the IMEI number remains the same. One would imagine if the Police used the capability to track phones and catch the thieves that mobile phone theft would be very much wiped out.

But all that happens is the network operator bars the IMEI number rendering the phone useless. And the criminals get away scott free. Is this a sign of how weak our bleed-heart society has made the law?

Hells_Bells74 12:18 pm 28 Apr 09

Golly, that’s on average at $12-13 a packet, 2300-2500 packets of cigarettes. Civic didn’t strike me as overly smokey. Guess they sold cigars and other exxy paraphernalia too?

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