Police Wrap – 30 July

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.


What's Your Opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
46 Responses to Police Wrap – 30 July
Filter
Order
j from the block j from the block 2:52 pm 31 Jul 09

Phew, that was close, I was tight head prop.
Making sure the offenders, or could be offenders are aware that there are people out there who will not stand idly by / allow them to intimidate people is also important. If to do nothing more than to make them think twice, or that maybe instead of it all being a laff there may be Repercussions

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 2:41 pm 31 Jul 09

neanderthalsis said :

j from the block said :

Maybe it’s something about rugby playing bouncers. I too am gifted / cursed with a gorilla build (see ex front row and bouncer).

This site seems to attract the gorilla type (me = ex loosehead prop and former artilleryman, so big and deaf…). Maybe us gorillas can form our own posse, buy some red berets and go around…. oh wait…

LOL. I’m starting to get a bit spooked though, neanderthalsis! I’m an ex-loose head prop and also a slight deaf ex-military gunner (elbeit navy). Are you me?

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 2:37 pm 31 Jul 09

j from the block said :

Ah, the RA Gorilla Gang. Nice in theory. But where does it stop. I sadly learnt a long time ago to stop interfering when I saw male to female violence, I now politely ask if the lass is ok or wants help, and then mention it to the nearest cop, or call up and report if the reply is f off, as opposed to wanting assistance. Last few times I restrained the gent, and copped a flogging from the female.
While a man striking a woman tends to make me livid, you can normally only help those who will accept it.
OT; not the case here, but a case against the roaming vigilante crew. Sadly.

+1. I’ve had several incidents at clubs and festivals where I’ve gone to help some girl getting hit or yelled at by her (in)significant other just to have her turn on me and tell me to mind my own F***ing business or even slap me. Best you can do is let the bloke know he’s being watched very closely, then report it.

Thumper Thumper 2:24 pm 31 Jul 09

What caf said.

j from the block j from the block 2:12 pm 31 Jul 09

Ah, the RA Gorilla Gang. Nice in theory. But where does it stop. I sadly learnt a long time ago to stop interfering when I saw male to female violence, I now politely ask if the lass is ok or wants help, and then mention it to the nearest cop, or call up and report if the reply is f off, as opposed to wanting assistance. Last few times I restrained the gent, and copped a flogging from the female.
While a man striking a woman tends to make me livid, you can normally only help those who will accept it.
OT; not the case here, but a case against the roaming vigilante crew. Sadly.

zig zig 1:18 pm 31 Jul 09

neanderthalsis said :

This site seems to attract the gorilla type (me = ex loosehead prop and former artilleryman, so big and deaf…). Maybe us gorillas can form our own posse, buy some red berets and go around..

Sign me up. Seriously.

It takes “real big men” to attack a single bloke and a wife with baseball bats…
Nothing but mindless gutless thugs that need to be put through the genetic woodchipper.

Here’s hoping the cops get the plates from the CCTV system.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:39 am 31 Jul 09

j from the block said :

Maybe it’s something about rugby playing bouncers. I too am gifted / cursed with a gorilla build (see ex front row and bouncer).

This site seems to attract the gorilla type (me = ex loosehead prop and former artilleryman, so big and deaf…). Maybe us gorillas can form our own posse, buy some red berets and go around…. oh wait…

Back OT, if this was a deliberate set up to give a good samaritan type a flogging, then it is the lowest of low acts.

Early nineties Silver 626 drivers with mullets or wearing hoodies beware.

caf caf 11:37 am 31 Jul 09

No, it’s because if it were the other way around we’d want people to help us.

Hugh Lews Hugh Lews 11:31 am 31 Jul 09

Just to clarify my earlier post (#3) here’s a relevant example –

I dont know CPR so if I saw someone who needed CPR – rather than make the situation worse by trying to give them CPR when I dont know how to – I would call them an ambulance or someone who could actually help.

Not try and help if I couldnt.

But some of you are saying no matter what, even if you cant help and you’ll only make things worse or put yourself in danger – you should always try and help – cause its the ‘right thing to do’….

ahappychappy ahappychappy 10:41 am 31 Jul 09

If you REALLY want to find the car, drive past all the colleges and have a look. I’m sure it wont be hard to find.

I also remember a little while ago, little sh!ts were staging fights at traffic lights. They would pull up on either side of the lights, jump out and start a fake fight with the lone bloke in one car to see if they got a reaction. To me, it looked legitimate. They completely ripped this little bloke out of his car, and started booting him. As soon as someone jumped out of a passing car (me in this instance) to help out the bloke on the ground, they would all turn on them.

The missus got both registration numbers, I got a black eye and it was done with. But as they were minors, a warning, slap on the wrist and it was all over. The funniest part though, they all dobbed in only one as the culprit and claimed that none of the others hit me! Spineless little shits. If it had been one on one it would’ve ended completely differently.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 10:28 am 31 Jul 09

How many eerly 90’s 626’s would there be in silver in Canberra? Lucky to be more than 5, I’d reckon. Check em all until you see the one with p plates…

Thumper Thumper 10:19 am 31 Jul 09

Silver 626 with P plates. Not a problem.

ant ant 10:10 am 31 Jul 09

Too many bored, nasty little monkeys around with too much money and too much ease in their lives.

j from the block j from the block 10:06 am 31 Jul 09

Roadrage77 said :

What were these little turds after?

A rush, a chance to feel big, probably not cash or jewels. Just idiots.

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 10:04 am 31 Jul 09

What were these little turds after?

j from the block j from the block 9:55 am 31 Jul 09

Thanks granny, my mum would tend to agree, but having a psychology and sociology degree in my gorilla head, I completely understand it. Bystander effect is a horrible thing, but part of human nature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 9:50 am 31 Jul 09

If ever there was a forgettable car made it was the ’92-’93 Mazda 626. What a shame. I’ll be keeping an eye out nonetheless.

Granny Granny 9:45 am 31 Jul 09

I just feel so sad that people don’t stop to help if somebody looks like j from the block, but then I suppose incidents like this are why people feel scared to help. Not only will this brave couple have to deal with the shock, but the betrayal will run deep, I suspect.

j from the block j from the block 9:38 am 31 Jul 09

Maybe compulsory military service before starting a war.
Or organised dickhead fightclubs. From my experience most will talk big, but have never taken a punch. Feeling the otherside of the bat / fist might sober some of them up to reality.

j from the block j from the block 9:35 am 31 Jul 09

Maybe it’s something about rugby playing bouncers. I too am gifted / cursed with a gorilla build (see ex front row and bouncer).
Possibly also as bouncers (and emergency officials feel free to jump in also) we have seen the effects of say a three / four on one brawl, and have a tendency to be able to read moods and see when things are about to get uglier.
Note: I am not saying that all bouncers do this, like all fields there are good and bad apples.

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top

Search across the site