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By johnboy - 29 July 2011 27

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a 20-year-old man in Spence early this morning (Thursday, July 28).

About 2.00am the victim caught a taxi to the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Clarey Crescent in Spence after a night out with friends. Shortly after getting out of the taxi the victim was approached by three men, one of whom asked him for a cigarette.

After informing the group of men that he didn’t have a cigarette, he was assaulted and robbed of a sum of cash. As a result of the incident, the victim sustained facial abrasions and lacerations and was taken to Calvary Hospital for treatment.

The three men are described as aged in their early twenties.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Postalgeek 6:20 pm 01 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Postalgeek said :

I’m all for beating the crap out of someone who tries to bum a ciggie, but flouting the odds and attacking three unknown opponents in the middle of the night is the sort of strategy I imagine only keyboard heros live to recount.

Have you seen the make up of the typical ciggy bumming thuggie at 2 am?

My mum would beat seven shades of sh/t out of them!

Back yourself, always back yourself and go in hard, harder than you have ever done anything. When they want to talk, you smack them in the mouth, when they want to smack you in the mouth you hit them with a tyre iron, when they hit you with a tyre iron you rip their eyes out with your bare hands!!

It’s what I was taught by my close combat instructor years ago…..but I admit, its not for everyone.

It’s not about whether you’ve got the stomach to take someone down hard. It’s about picking your fights, and whether you are capable of engaging and dropping three opponents in the few seconds before one of them starts stabbing you or gets the drop on you. And if you’ve sufficiently pissed them off with your unsuccessful attack, there’s a fair chance they won’t stop kicking your head before you’re brain dead.

Watson 5:08 pm 01 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

The man who is prepared to do what will not fail, thats who! A man who will cast aside all the rules that have let you down and restore that which is honorable and right! Good men will always outnumber evil but people like you, Watson, help to level out the playing field and hence are part of the problem.

Yes rules are so overrated. Anarchy is the only way to go.

dpm 4:16 pm 01 Aug 11

Postalgeek said :

I’m all for beating the crap out of someone who tries to bum a ciggie, but flouting the odds and attacking three unknown opponents in the middle of the night is the sort of strategy I imagine only keyboard heros live to recount.

True. I imagine the poor dude that got out of the cab was 11/10th p1ssed and lucky to be standing at the time. Probably unlikely to put up much of a fight (or run away) successfully. 🙁

Captain RAAF 4:07 pm 01 Aug 11

Postalgeek said :

I’m all for beating the crap out of someone who tries to bum a ciggie, but flouting the odds and attacking three unknown opponents in the middle of the night is the sort of strategy I imagine only keyboard heros live to recount.

Have you seen the make up of the typical ciggy bumming thuggie at 2 am?

My mum would beat seven shades of sh/t out of them!

Back yourself, always back yourself and go in hard, harder than you have ever done anything. When they want to talk, you smack them in the mouth, when they want to smack you in the mouth you hit them with a tyre iron, when they hit you with a tyre iron you rip their eyes out with your bare hands!!

It’s what I was taught by my close combat instructor years ago…..but I admit, its not for everyone.

Postalgeek 2:35 pm 01 Aug 11

I’m all for beating the crap out of someone who tries to bum a ciggie, but flouting the odds and attacking three unknown opponents in the middle of the night is the sort of strategy I imagine only keyboard heros live to recount.

Jivrashia 1:34 pm 01 Aug 11

Sydney: Do you have the time?
Perth: Do you have a smoke?
Canberra: Do you have a cigarette?

Okay, duly noted. They are the prompt for you to do a mad dash.

Captain RAAF 1:33 pm 01 Aug 11

Watson said :

Our city would be so much safer if we would sort out all our problems by a good old fashioned testosterone driven fist fight. Men who are unfortunate enough to miss out on the height and big muscle genes should be prepared for daily beatings of course. Or hire some protection. And naturally women should stay in the kitchen and do as they’re told. Unless they can kickbox maybe.

We will rename our city utopia and declare war on Sydney where all men are weak and gay and obviously not able to solve their own problems.

So you dispute that when all else has failed that a man’s fists are all that he has left to do good with?

Who do you appeal to when all appeals have been ignored?
Who will you cry to when all cries are silenced?
Who will stand up for you when everyone else has fallen?

The man who is prepared to do what will not fail, thats who! A man who will cast aside all the rules that have let you down and restore that which is honorable and right! Good men will always outnumber evil but people like you, Watson, help to level out the playing field and hence are part of the problem.

Whats the old saying, ‘Evil will prevail when good men do nothing’, or words to that effect?

You are doing nothing. Stand aside and let the men through!

Stevian 1:15 pm 01 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Mysteryman said :

Is this city slowly becoming more of a crap hole, or are incidents like this just being reported more these days?

No, it’s just that there are less people prepared to sort these scumbags out the good old fashioned way because we have bred a generation (or two) of spinelss, gutless SNAG’s who can’t fight, won’t fight or fear being sued for defending themselves.

Once these thugs come across someone ‘old school’ and get duly sorted, you will find this kind of thing will happen less and less.

I’ll give you a tip, if you are anywhere during the wee-small hours and some punk asks you for a cigarette, your very first reaction should be to punch him fair in the face with the best you have, no prizes for second, don’t go easy on him, just hit him hard.

You can then run off if you like or stick around to sort out his mates but I guarantee you, once he is on his arse you are in control and the bonus is you’ll get to keep your wallet, watch and Reebok’s!

All hat, no cattle,

You’re pathetic

Stevian 12:50 pm 01 Aug 11

JessP said :

Captain RAAF for Chief Minister!

But 12 year olds can’t stand for public office.

Watson 12:26 pm 01 Aug 11

Our city would be so much safer if we would sort out all our problems by a good old fashioned testosterone driven fist fight. Men who are unfortunate enough to miss out on the height and big muscle genes should be prepared for daily beatings of course. Or hire some protection. And naturally women should stay in the kitchen and do as they’re told. Unless they can kickbox maybe.

We will rename our city utopia and declare war on Sydney where all men are weak and gay and obviously not able to solve their own problems.

JessP 11:17 am 01 Aug 11

Captain RAAF for Chief Minister!

dpm 11:09 am 01 Aug 11

What were the odds on getting out of the taxi at the exact spot three twats were waiting – at 2am! Bad karma…..
Or maybe ‘thugs’ are on every corner in Belco at 2am…? hahaha!

I also like the Captain’s response. Sounds like perfect advice! Let’s face it, anyone wandering the suburbs at that time of night surely isn’t just dying for a ciggie!

The Frots 11:02 am 01 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Mysteryman said :

Is this city slowly becoming more of a crap hole, or are incidents like this just being reported more these days?

No, it’s just that there are less people prepared to sort these scumbags out the good old fashioned way because we have bred a generation (or two) of spinelss, gutless SNAG’s who can’t fight, won’t fight or fear being sued for defending themselves.

Once these thugs come across someone ‘old school’ and get duly sorted, you will find this kind of thing will happen less and less.

I’ll give you a tip, if you are anywhere during the wee-small hours and some punk asks you for a cigarette, your very first reaction should be to punch him fair in the face with the best you have, no prizes for second, don’t go easy on him, just hit him hard.

You can then run off if you like or stick around to sort out his mates but I guarantee you, once he is on his arse you are in control and the bonus is you’ll get to keep your wallet, watch and Reebok’s!

Amen!

Captain RAAF 10:25 am 01 Aug 11

Mysteryman said :

Is this city slowly becoming more of a crap hole, or are incidents like this just being reported more these days?

No, it’s just that there are less people prepared to sort these scumbags out the good old fashioned way because we have bred a generation (or two) of spinelss, gutless SNAG’s who can’t fight, won’t fight or fear being sued for defending themselves.

Once these thugs come across someone ‘old school’ and get duly sorted, you will find this kind of thing will happen less and less.

I’ll give you a tip, if you are anywhere during the wee-small hours and some punk asks you for a cigarette, your very first reaction should be to punch him fair in the face with the best you have, no prizes for second, don’t go easy on him, just hit him hard.

You can then run off if you like or stick around to sort out his mates but I guarantee you, once he is on his arse you are in control and the bonus is you’ll get to keep your wallet, watch and Reebok’s!

Mysteryman 10:14 am 01 Aug 11

Is this city slowly becoming more of a crap hole, or are incidents like this just being reported more these days?

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