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Richardson knife robber runs away emptyhanded

By johnboy - 23 July 2012 4

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Superbarn Express at Richardson shops yesterday (Sunday, 22 July).

About 8.15pm a man entered the supermarket and threatened staff with a knife, demanding the till be opened.

Following a short standoff with the owner of the store, the offender fled the store empty handed. He was last seen running towards McLorinan Street, Richardson, ACT.

The offender is described as 183cm (6’) tall with a slim build to athletic build. He was wearing white runners, black tracksuit pants with vertical white stripes, black and blue coloured hooded jacket, white gloves and had piece of coloured fabric covering his face. He was carrying a blue coloured duffel bag.

Anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Richardson knife robber runs away emptyhanded
djk 11:58 am 25 Jul 12

I know people didnt really agree with me last time I suggested it (http://the-riotact.com/recognise-the-kambah-servo-thiefs-hat/74601), but there has now been another string of knife-point robberies with a seemingly similar person and robbery style:

http://the-riotact.com/gordon-iga-and-calwell-woolies-rolled-at-knifepoint/77384 (Gordon one in particular)
http://the-riotact.com/help-wanted-to-catch-the-banks-blagger/76393
http://the-riotact.com/canberra-cellars-rolled/75108
http://the-riotact.com/cash-and-a-bottle-of-scotch-looted-from-liquor-legends/75629 (Pretty vague description but kind of fits)

Seems like he mainly hangs out in Tuggers, but occasionally ventures out to Belco.

MERC600 10:03 am 25 Jul 12

troll-sniffer said :

MERC600 said :

I guess I call into the Richo shop about once a fortnight, about 8 ,, and always see young ladies on the checkouts.. Full marks to them for standing up to the 6 footer hero.. they must have worked out that although there was a knife involved ,, they could handle it.. Risky but ..

Yep, carefully reading the lead article always helps, as in “Following a short standoff with the owner of the store, the offender fled the store empty handed”. Perhaps a young lady owns the store.

Thank you Troll ,perhaps I was a bit quick off the mark .Have ever only seen young ladies at the tills. Perhaps they thought the robbery request should be a higher management decision ..

troll-sniffer 9:54 am 24 Jul 12

MERC600 said :

I guess I call into the Richo shop about once a fortnight, about 8 ,, and always see young ladies on the checkouts.. Full marks to them for standing up to the 6 footer hero.. they must have worked out that although there was a knife involved ,, they could handle it.. Risky but ..

Yep, carefully reading the lead article always helps, as in “Following a short standoff with the owner of the store, the offender fled the store empty handed”. Perhaps a young lady owns the store.

MERC600 9:30 pm 23 Jul 12

I guess I call into the Richo shop about once a fortnight, about 8 ,, and always see young ladies on the checkouts.. Full marks to them for standing up to the 6 footer hero.. they must have worked out that although there was a knife involved ,, they could handle it.. Risky but ..

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