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Spence mugging

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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Jungle Jim 9:28 am 03 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

I’ll end my participation in this thread by providing you all with a secret weapon should you find yourself in a no-win scenario, surrounded by any number of people desirous to relieve you of your i-pod, phone, reebok’s or blood supply….

Drop your pants, take a dump in your hands and smear it all over your fists and take up your best Rocky stance and dare then to come in for a bit of action. My money’s on you getting home alive….but needing a shower.

Ah, the crazies. Almost never fails. A mate of mine even managed to simply pour some beer in his hand, sip it (with a slightly crazed look in his eye) and the douche wanting to fight him backed away slowly and left.

It’s all in the delivery.

Captain RAAF 8:04 am 03 Aug 11

Angelina said :

Captain RAAF said :

You won’t have anything to worry about in a courtroom regards ‘use of force’ when you have an impeccable record, a chest full of medals and were outnumbered 3:1.

Next!

I dunno…it didn’t turn out too well for Cameron Poe in Con Air.

The fact still remains that the mugged person in question likely doesn’t have a bunch of shiny medals (though that’s completely irrelevent), or any combat training and in this situation probably did the right thing by not getting into it with three blokes, whether or not he even had time to think about it.

Do you know why these punks hang around in groups of two-three?

It’s because they are sh/t scared and cowards and need the warm fuzzy feeling that a posse gives them. As I said, back yourself in this kind of situation if you even have moderate ability to look after yourself.

The only situation I would be concerned about is when you come across a lone assailant, even more so when you have a mate or two with you. These are the crazies that pull guns/knives/syringes etc.

I’ll end my participation in this thread by providing you all with a secret weapon should you find yourself in a no-win scenario, surrounded by any number of people desirous to relieve you of your i-pod, phone, reebok’s or blood supply….

Drop your pants, take a dump in your hands and smear it all over your fists and take up your best Rocky stance and dare then to come in for a bit of action. My money’s on you getting home alive….but needing a shower.

Angelina 10:59 pm 02 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

You won’t have anything to worry about in a courtroom regards ‘use of force’ when you have an impeccable record, a chest full of medals and were outnumbered 3:1.

Next!

I dunno…it didn’t turn out too well for Cameron Poe in Con Air.

The fact still remains that the mugged person in question likely doesn’t have a bunch of shiny medals (though that’s completely irrelevent), or any combat training and in this situation probably did the right thing by not getting into it with three blokes, whether or not he even had time to think about it.

Watson 10:14 am 02 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

You won’t have anything to worry about in a courtroom regards ‘use of force’ when you have an impeccable record, a chest full of medals and were outnumbered 3:1.

Next!

Apparently if you are related to a judge or politician, you’ll get away with murder too. It’s good to know the system works. 😀

Captain RAAF 9:52 am 02 Aug 11

You won’t have anything to worry about in a courtroom regards ‘use of force’ when you have an impeccable record, a chest full of medals and were outnumbered 3:1.

Next!

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 9:32 am 02 Aug 11

Martlark said :

2am in Spence? Dropped off at a corner? Why not at his house? I call bogus. There is never any one ‘hanging around’ on corners in the middle of the night in Canberra winters. Sounds like some ‘friends’ had a bit of a falling out.

I get dropped off around the corner from my house and walk down a path all the time. Saves me about $10 since the cab doesn’t have to go through a couple more sets of lights. And sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But there’s always going to be suspcious types who doubt anything and everything because they think they know better, when its obvious they don’t know shite.

Watson 7:27 am 02 Aug 11

Classified said :

I think it would be fair to say that there are an awful lot of people within the community who are sick of hearing about crime with no apparent consequence. If criminals were punished, hell – even rehabilitated, I think that would go a long way towards resolving this issue, but they just don’t seem to be.

I do also think that there should be clear and harsh consequences for anyone resorting to violence. (anyone, RAAF!)

But come to think of it, maybe it was RAAF and his mates settling a score? Maybe the guy getting out of the taxi had broken one of his rules and needed some decency beaten into him? In which case we can all relax now, because the law (RAAF law, that is) has been upheld.

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