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The Fyshwick fire bomber

By johnboy - 11 May 2012 16

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ACT Policing has released the security camera footage of the incident at the Goldcurves brothel in Fyshwick which occurred on Tuesday, May 8.

About 1.10am police were called to the brothel after an original report of a fire at the location.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses who state they saw a person throw two flaming bottle at the front door, causing the front of the building to catch alight. The person then fled in the direction of Newcastle Street.

Members of the public who may have been in the vicinity of Newcastle Street around 1.10am or who can identify the man in the CCTV footage, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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The Fyshwick fire bomber
c_c 1:05 am 12 May 12

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Probably a few senior public servants, lawyers, academics, so on, who aren’t disappointed about the dodgy video quality.

p1 9:56 pm 11 May 12

gooterz said :

So the cops can’t read the number plate on the fixed car but they can tell the gender?

Did the cops state the gender of the car?

Postalgeek said :

If I were a patron of the brothel in question, the poor quality of their CCTV would come as a bit of a relief to me.

Yup, nothing you want more then knowing the sort of classy people that run brothels have high quality video of you accessing their services.

gooterz 9:12 pm 11 May 12

So the cops can’t read the number plate on the fixed car but they can tell the gender?

Postalgeek 7:01 pm 11 May 12

If I were a patron of the brothel in question, the poor quality of their CCTV would come as a bit of a relief to me.

pptvb 5:11 pm 11 May 12

This is what you get when you buy cheap cameras,a crappy DVR & don’t clean cobwebs off the cameras

dph 4:36 pm 11 May 12

Seriously looks like a still shot from some conspiracy theory TV show, trying to prove that ghosts are real.

CCTV is effective but unfortunately it’s also extremely expensive. This is clearly the lower budget format.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 3:02 pm 11 May 12

buzz819 said :

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Another fine example of how CCTV does not prevent crime.

Agreed. CCTV doesn’t stop anyone doing anything, and is easily defeated by cheap and simple countermeasures.

buzz819 2:33 pm 11 May 12
PBO 2:14 pm 11 May 12

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Police have confirmed that the man was indeed wearing shoes neatly secured to the end of each leg with string, Police now also believe he is also “armed” as the projectile was “thrown”.

shirty_bear 2:13 pm 11 May 12

dvaey said :

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

Seriously, it makes you wonder why youd even bother? We were getting better quality from webcams 10 years ago.

Deref said :

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Thats a bit of a long-shot.. about the most I can determine from that video about the suspect is that they have 2 feet, maybe..

Seriously, if we werent told that this was a photo of the incident, I doubt anyone could figure out that this was a photo of a person committing a crime.. or even that it was a photo of a person.

I dunno … that’s a nice bit of knee-thrusting they’ve got going on. Am considering reporting Angelina Jolie.

dvaey 2:02 pm 11 May 12

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

Seriously, it makes you wonder why youd even bother? We were getting better quality from webcams 10 years ago.

Deref said :

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Thats a bit of a long-shot.. about the most I can determine from that video about the suspect is that they have 2 feet, maybe..

Seriously, if we werent told that this was a photo of the incident, I doubt anyone could figure out that this was a photo of a person committing a crime.. or even that it was a photo of a person.

buzz819 1:57 pm 11 May 12

Deref said :

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

Another fine example of how CCTV does not prevent crime.

Deref 1:50 pm 11 May 12

Another fine example of the high-quality results available from video surveillance cameras.

“The suspect is believed to be wearing shoes. I repeat: shoes.”

buzz819 1:07 pm 11 May 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I love this bit from the Canberra Times report on the incident. “That brothel was later revealed to be unlicensed, despite its prominent location and advertising.”

Right, I was confused as that was about the Gentleman’s Club not Goldencurves, but the article cleared it up nicely.

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:42 pm 11 May 12

I love this bit from the Canberra Times report on the incident. “That brothel was later revealed to be unlicensed, despite its prominent location and advertising.”

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