Short lived cash heist

johnboy 7 January 2012 9

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Hughes man after a theft in Fyshwick earlier this afternoon (Friday, January 6).

Around 1pm, the 58-year-old female victim was carrying a cashbag containing business takings on Maryborough St, when the bag was snatched from her grasp.

The offender ran from the area and was seen to enter a green Holden Commodore on Newcastle St, and then quickly drove away. A witness was able to obtain the registration details of the vehicle and provided this information to police.

A short time later, police located the vehicle parked at a house in Lynch Street, Garran where the alleged offender and a 23-year-old Lyons woman were located and taken into custody.

Police later executed a search at the house and located a sawn-off shotgun concealed in plastic piping buried in the back garden.

The 23-year-old woman has been released pending further investigations.

The man was conveyed to the ACT Watch House and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow charged with theft. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police and can assist the investigation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Short lived cash heist
LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:13 pm 09 Jan 12

Mike Crowther said :

LSWCHP… Dont know who advised you…’ratted’ is what Americans do. Aussie crims ‘dog’ on each other.

I’m aware of the vernacular, but I was trying to make the point (“words used advisedly”) that I regard people such as these as being equivalent to rats.

HenryBG HenryBG 5:06 pm 09 Jan 12

Good grief, what a moron. A triple moron:

1/ Risking gaol on account of – what? – maybe $4,000?

2/ Using a car registered in your own name to do it.

3/ Leading the police straight to your illegal arms cache.

Mike Crowther Mike Crowther 10:46 am 09 Jan 12

LSWCHP… Dont know who advised you…’ratted’ is what Americans do. Aussie crims ‘dog’ on each other.

jsm2090 jsm2090 4:37 pm 07 Jan 12

They don’t sound like the brightest crims using their own car. The shotgun was probably on the kitchen table, and freaking out, they decided to bury it. Cops then notice the freshly turned soil and the spade leaning against the back door………

LSWCHP LSWCHP 4:30 pm 07 Jan 12

The cash snatch is bad enough, but the sawed off shotgun should really put these people in deep poo. There is the potential for weapons to be used, resulting in someone getting maimed or killed. And the fact that someone went to the effort of modifying it meant that it wasn’t just Grandpa’s old gun that they kept when he died or some other nonsense. This is evidence of deep criminality.

Thankfully, there’s also a lot of evidence of deep stupidity as well. Using your own car to commit a daylight blag, and then driving home with the heist doesn’t put these clowns into the criminal mastermind class.

It would be interesting to know how the cops found out about the gun. They wouldn’t normally just go to a random location in a back yard, start digging and come up with gun, so it sounds like one of the pair ratted (and I use that word advisedly) the other out.

poetix poetix 4:29 pm 07 Jan 12

Violet68’s consistency and hard work is certainly catching people’s attention. She now has three responses without posting a comment!

Instant Mash Instant Mash 2:57 pm 07 Jan 12

I wonder is the bag had a dollar sign on it,

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 2:37 pm 07 Jan 12

Mysteryman said :

In before Violet68 blames society and the police…

If there weren’t police there wouldn’t be any arrests so there wouldn’t be any criminals so there wouldn’t be any crime, the world is starting to make perfect sense to me.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:05 pm 07 Jan 12

In before Violet68 blames society and the police…

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