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Someone else’s car, plates, credit card

By johnboy - 24 February 2012 8

A 26-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 24) charged with a number of property offences.

Members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the man yesterday afternoon in Phillip after a short foot pursuit. The man was seen driving a stolen car into a car park on Antis Street.

The car, a blue Honda HRV station wagon, was stolen from the Australian National University in January this year. When police saw the car yesterday, the number plates on the car belonged to another vehicle. These registrations plates were later reported as stolen.

During a search of the man after his arrest, police located a knife in his pocket and a credit card in someone else’s name. Police will allege the credit card was stolen from a car about an hour before the man’s arrest.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, unlawful possession of stolen property, possess knife and fail to appear after bail undertaking.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to
Someone else’s car, plates, credit card
LSWCHP 8:07 pm 26 Feb 12

Hats off to the rozzers for nicking this bucket of excrement with his stolen credit card and his s***ty little knife.

I went shopping at Kaleen plaza last weekend, and on my way out noticed that someone had lobbed a brick through the drivers window of a car parked near mine. The owners must’ve made the mistake of leaving something valuable locked in their car where someone who wanted it could see it. Mongrel bloody dogs who deserve a good flogging, in my opinion.

IAnyway, I’m assuming one of the Rapid vehicles did the magic “Those plates don’t belong on that vehicle, please arrest the scumbag thief driver” thingy. I’d be happy to see every cop car in town fitted with that gear, no matter what the cost.

HenryBG 3:42 pm 26 Feb 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

Don’t be a victim, because you were just asking for it.

Yep, that’s what it boils down to.

Crime stats would be much lower if we, honest, law-abiding citizens, just sucked it up.

Anything I have in my car, house, or anywhere else is *mine*.
Anybody who takes any of my things is a dirty, filthy, scumbag criminal, regardless of the amount of effort they have had to put into to getting their hands on my stuff.

[Having said that, crims *do* get points for style.]

Tooks 11:27 am 25 Feb 12

AsparagusSyndrome said :

CapitalK said :

also, don’t leave your credit cards in your car. Just asking someone to break in and steal them.

And don’t leave them in your house, because you’re just asking for someone to break in and steal them.
And don’t leave them in your handbag, because you’re just asking for someone to grab it off you and steal them.
And don’t leave them in your wallet in your pocket because you’re just asking for someone to pick your pocket and steal them.
And don’t carry them in your hand because you’re just asking for someone to wrestle them off you and steal them.
And don’t bury them in a pit in a concrete bunker in your backyard, because you’re just asking for someone to dig them up and steal them.

Same goes for cars. Don’t leave them in car parks, because you’re just asking for someone to break in and steal them.
And don’t have numberplates on your cars, because you’re just asking for someone to break them off and steal them, to put on the car that some other idiot left in a car park (Remember that one? What an idiot.)

Actually, wait…. this is silly. Let’s simplify it some more. Don’t own property or money or financial instruments, because you’re just asking for someone to steal them.

No, wait… Still not simple enough. Gotta keep the message on target and simple.

Don’t be a victim, because you were just asking for it.

There. That’s better. Now we’ve all learned our lesson.

(And the next time I hear some neuron-challenged apologist trot out the term “Crime of Opportunity” I think I’ll be wanting to create an opportunity of my own.)

You talk about neuron-challenged after throwing an online tanty like that?

AsparagusSyndrome 4:55 am 25 Feb 12

CapitalK said :

also, don’t leave your credit cards in your car. Just asking someone to break in and steal them.

And don’t leave them in your house, because you’re just asking for someone to break in and steal them.
And don’t leave them in your handbag, because you’re just asking for someone to grab it off you and steal them.
And don’t leave them in your wallet in your pocket because you’re just asking for someone to pick your pocket and steal them.
And don’t carry them in your hand because you’re just asking for someone to wrestle them off you and steal them.
And don’t bury them in a pit in a concrete bunker in your backyard, because you’re just asking for someone to dig them up and steal them.

Same goes for cars. Don’t leave them in car parks, because you’re just asking for someone to break in and steal them.
And don’t have numberplates on your cars, because you’re just asking for someone to break them off and steal them, to put on the car that some other idiot left in a car park (Remember that one? What an idiot.)

Actually, wait…. this is silly. Let’s simplify it some more. Don’t own property or money or financial instruments, because you’re just asking for someone to steal them.

No, wait… Still not simple enough. Gotta keep the message on target and simple.

Don’t be a victim, because you were just asking for it.

There. That’s better. Now we’ve all learned our lesson.

(And the next time I hear some neuron-challenged apologist trot out the term “Crime of Opportunity” I think I’ll be wanting to create an opportunity of my own.)

NoImRight 1:14 pm 24 Feb 12

Choosing to drive a HRV is punishment enough.

CapitalK 1:12 pm 24 Feb 12

also, don’t leave your credit cards in your car. Just asking someone to break in and steal them.

Deref 12:16 pm 24 Feb 12

jsm2090 said :

Douchebag. Scary to think there are people carrying knives ready to use them. Is there such a thing as lawful possession of stolen property btw?

Yep. It’s a $50 fine. Unless they had an unhappy childhood.

jsm2090 12:05 pm 24 Feb 12

Douchebag. Scary to think there are people carrying knives ready to use them. Is there such a thing as lawful possession of stolen property btw?

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