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Southside muggers arrested

By johnboy - 16 October 2012 24

A 22-year-old Hughes man and a 26-year-old Chapman man have been arrested by ACT Policing for two recent Southside aggravated robberies.

In the first incident around 7.15pm on Sunday (October 14), a man was walking along Coxen Street in Hughes, when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the man and stole his wallet and cash. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment of injuries to his nose.

In a separate incident around 1.30pm yesterday (Monday, October 15), the two men assaulted a male teenager at the Woden Skate Park, and stole his wallet. The teenager received minor injuries during the assault.

Detectives from Criminal Investigations executed a search warrant at a unit in Hughes today (Tuesday, October 16) and arrested the two men. During the search warrants, detectives seized property reported stolen, consisting of clothing and identification belonging to the victims.

Detective Acting Superintendent Bob Wynn said the arrest of the two men can be put down to the accuracy of the information that was provided to police.

“With the information provided by the public, we were able to locate and take the offenders into custody in a timely manner.”

The two men were taken to the ACT Watch House, where they were charged with two counts aggravated robbery. They will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 17).

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Southside muggers arrested
peitab 2:54 pm 17 Oct 12

devils_advocate said :

Jungle Jim said :

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

But who will police the police?

Coast guard?

Jungle Jim 2:31 pm 17 Oct 12

devils_advocate said :

Jungle Jim said :

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

But who will police the police?

I dunno. Coastguard?

PBO 2:27 pm 17 Oct 12

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

I think that a vigilante squad is a great idea, it worked really well for the secret Guardian Angels and i have never seen Belco safer. I personally fight crime and evil in my spare time and recently ran afoul of my federal law fighting brethren. The cannot wrap their minds around why a costumed crime fighter is needed in the capital amongst other things.

So to set the record straight, I am not getting arrested again for wearing my costume in public, for the record, It’s comfortable, non-restrictive and airy in the right areas and is not intended to be indecent or sexual in any way. It is purple because it is a good dark colour that blends into the darkness (and it was on sale) and the picture of the rooster on the front means that i get up early to fight crime. And finally, it was the paper that gave me the moniker of “The Purple Cock” , not me. I chose the name of “the Early Bird” so I could call my baseball bat “Morning Wood” because calling it my “Worm of Justice” could be easily mis-interpreted.

So to cut my story short, if there were more costumed avengers running around solving crimes then i would not have to worry so much about the sex offenders squad knocking on my door asking how i go about protecting the innocents and why it isnt a good look to wear my outfit around the flats of Belconnen.

Duffbowl 2:09 pm 17 Oct 12

devils_advocate said :

Jungle Jim said :

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

But who will police the police?

And who will police the police policing the police?

devils_advocate 2:02 pm 17 Oct 12

Jungle Jim said :

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

But who will police the police?

HenryBG 1:24 pm 17 Oct 12

Jungle Jim said :

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

Ah, Neighbourhood Botch. Gotta love ’em.

Jungle Jim 11:14 am 17 Oct 12

ezy10z said :

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

“No burning leaves without a permit!”

*kicks burning pile of leaves, spreading spot fires across the yard*

“I’ve got a permit!!”

“Too late!” *running away*

ezy10z 9:45 am 17 Oct 12

I think Canberra needs a good vigilante squad
our justice system is ridiculous

HenryBG 9:43 am 17 Oct 12

pptvb said :

I look forward to reading about them coming up against someone who knows how to make short work of them

like this:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/3227540/Military-heroes-in-yobs-rout.html

I wouldn’t get too excited about that story if I were you – in 2003, between tours, Matt Croucher was arrested for bashing a cop.
His GC was earned in a split second when he did exactly what he was trained to do when confronted with a live grenade with its pin out.
Yes, good man, but not exactly 100% straight up.

puggy 8:47 am 17 Oct 12

They’ll get off lightly when they describe having to live their life on the mean streets of Hughes and Chapman.

pptvb 8:09 am 17 Oct 12

I look forward to reading about them coming up against someone who knows how to make short work of them

like this:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/3227540/Military-heroes-in-yobs-rout.html

cranky 9:51 pm 16 Oct 12

Wow, fast work.

Do these turkeys have their name tatooed on their foreheads?

Well done AFP.

Deref 9:02 pm 16 Oct 12

Alderney said :

I look forward to reading about them coming up against someone who knows how to make short work of them.

Indeed. A finger will be severely wagged. And if they do it again while they’re out on bail they shall be sent to bed without their supper.

Alderney 8:42 pm 16 Oct 12

LSWCHP said :

I have visions of the cops spending 2 minutes getting the descriptions and then saying “Ah yes, that would be Barry and Dave, the muggers from Hughes”.

Whether it was that easy or not, good on the rozzers. Sadly, I imagine that the villains will be back on the street cheerfully mugging away before you can say “Injuries to my nose requiring hospitalisation” 🙁

Clearly not the master criminals they think they are.

I look forward to reading about them coming up against someone who knows how to make short work of them.

LSWCHP 7:43 pm 16 Oct 12

I have visions of the cops spending 2 minutes getting the descriptions and then saying “Ah yes, that would be Barry and Dave, the muggers from Hughes”.

Whether it was that easy or not, good on the rozzers. Sadly, I imagine that the villains will be back on the street cheerfully mugging away before you can say “Injuries to my nose requiring hospitalisation” 🙁

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