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Police Wrap – 30 July

By johnboy - 30 July 2009 46

1. DFO RAGE!!!

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on two people, a 49-year-old Jerrabomberra man and his 45-year-old wife, in the underground carpark of the DFO shopping centre, Fyshwick, on Sunday July 26, 2009

    The male victim had gone to check on the wellbeing of a young man who appeared to be under intimidation by three youths.

    The three male youths have then turned on the Jerrabomberra man and assaulted him by kicking and punching him. The victim’s wife was also abused and physically assaulted.

    The offenders were seen in a silver Mazda 626, possibly a 1992-93 model, with ACT registration plates and a P plate.

    One of the male offenders was described as being around 6’ (183cm) tall with pale skin and a thin face. He was wearing a pale-coloured jumper.

    A second offender was wearing a red-coloured hooded top while another was wearing a blue hooded top. All of the offenders had distinctive haircuts, with short hair at the sides and longer hair on top and at the back of their heads.

    Police believe there were a number of other people in the carpark at the time of the assaults and they may be able to help identify the offenders. Police would urge any witnesses who saw a group of males answering this description, or may have any other information about this matter which could assist the police investigation to call contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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Police Wrap – 30 July
Gungahlin Al 6:23 pm 30 Jul 09

This personal account of the incident from one of my Facebook friends. A seriously disturbing story:

On Tuesday my friend’s parents, both in their late 40s, were attacked by a group of teenagers in the DFO underground car park at around 3pm. Mum and Dad were going to the aid of what they thought was a boy being beat up by the older ones but it turned out to be a set up to draw in good Samaritans!They meant business as several more waiting in a nearby car. The boy they thought was in trouble handed out baseball bats.

They meant business as several more waiting in a nearby car. The boy they thought was in trouble handed out baseball bats! Thank God they were spooked and took off before using them, but not before inflicting several blows to her Mum and Dad, with Dad requiring stitches. She wants to warn others of this unprovoked, spontaneous, frightening, sick trap and also ask that anybody with any information to contact police.

j from the block 2:59 pm 30 Jul 09

A semi pro front forward does a good shaved gorilla impression.
And prefers lamb.

S4anta 2:51 pm 30 Jul 09

j from the block said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Shaved gorilla?

http://the-riotact.com/?p=13107

I do go out with an older woman, but not that one.
And I was a semi pro front row forward, but somehow missed all the group “fun”

So does a semi pro front forward only eat a dozen roast chooks a sitting?

j from the block 2:38 pm 30 Jul 09

Ivan76 said :

Although I would have sent the missus away to call the cops..

So when you have a couple, one training to be a cop, and one big gruff tattooed guy……
Needless to say we normally both jump in. And then both tell each other off because we could have been hurt.

fodder16 2:12 pm 30 Jul 09

On Police activity – there was a heavy police presence at the gov’t flats in Griffith last night (cnr Eyre and Canberra Ave, opposite BP servo). Seemed to be a siege/standoff; with tactical response styled officers ‘holding’ one of the stair wells leading up to a 2nd floor flat.

It was all clearly visible from east bound lanes of Canberra Ave.

Ivan76 2:05 pm 30 Jul 09

Although I would have sent the missus away to call the cops..

Danman 2:05 pm 30 Jul 09

Good call J – I’m just like you, a gentle giant – but people who do not know me tend to avoid me. Tattoos, gruff appearance, who knows…We are all mortal and therfore equal i think.

Ill always help others, not because I should, but because I want to… The more people that do makes a better place to live in.

Ivan76 2:04 pm 30 Jul 09

Hugh Lews said :

“Did you ever know that you’re my hero?”

Why not just call the cops, call Security, get the rego of the car?

He obviously didnt help the situation anyway so what was the point?

really.

Because some people cannot just stand idoly by whilst someone is getting the sh!t kicked out of them. He may not have helped much in the end but at least he stood up to it.

j from the block 1:59 pm 30 Jul 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Shaved gorilla?

http://the-riotact.com/?p=13107

I do go out with an older woman, but not that one.
And I was a semi pro front row forward, but somehow missed all the group “fun”

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:55 pm 30 Jul 09
j from the block 1:52 pm 30 Jul 09

Some of us continue to step in and help others when in distress, be in an assault, a flat battery, or flat tyre by the side of the road.
When my kids ask me why we are stopping, to for example push a car from the middle of the intersection when it has died for some reason, I explain that it is because it is the right thing to do. The person in the car may be distressed, the people driving past and beeping and swearing aren’t really helping, so dad is going to help, and it’s important to help people.
I do it, possibly because while I know not many would stop to help me (“hey honey lets stop and help the shaved gorilla with tattoos that looks upset” not always the option preferred) that some might stop to help my mum, my kids, my wife if they needed it.

Lilli 1:00 pm 30 Jul 09

Without knowing both sides of the story (I’m guessing there’s the possibility of mitigating circumstances that provoked the three youths into attacking the guy and his wife..), this is yet another example of why people these days seem to avoid helping others in distress or in need of help.. Pretty awful, really.

Hugh Lews 12:07 pm 30 Jul 09

“Did you ever know that you’re my hero?”

Why not just call the cops, call Security, get the rego of the car?

He obviously didnt help the situation anyway so what was the point?

really.

dvaey 11:14 am 30 Jul 09

Is there not camera surveillance in the carpark? At least on the entrances? Surely this mob should be relatively easy to find if there is.

Inappropriate 9:19 am 30 Jul 09

All of the offenders had distinctive haircuts, with short hair at the sides and longer hair on top and at the back of their heads.

Avoid men sporting a mullet? Duly noted.

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