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The Hume Highwayman

By johnboy - 4 November 2012 40

ACT Policing is asking anyone who saw a suspicious man in the Hume area early this morning (Sunday, November 4) to contact Crime Stoppers.

Around 12.25am a man was driving his car Southbound on the Monaro Highway, he had just passed the intersection of the Monaro Highway and Lanyon Drive when a man stepped out from the tree line and flagged him down.

After he pulled his car over to the side of the road the offender allegedly approached the victim’s car and produced a handgun, demanding the man’s wallet.

The offender removed a small sum of cash from the wallet before striking the man in the side of the head twice. At this point the offender stepped away from the car and the victim drove away from the area and contacted police.

The offender is described as African in appearance, 183cm (6’) tall, in his mid-twenties with a skinny build. He was wearing a short sleeved dark shirt with a wave motif and blue jeans.

Police are urging anyone who saw a man matching the above description in the Hume area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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The Hume Highwayman
SnapperJack 11:07 am 05 Nov 12

Why would you want to stop anyway? I have one rule regarding any attempted “good Samaritan” incidents – just keep driving or walking past. Don’t get involved, it is just too risky.

ezy10z 11:00 am 05 Nov 12

This all seems a little bit sus to me….
i sure as f**k wouldn’t stop for a someone of ‘African’ appearance at 12:25am on the monaro highway
(no offence) but seriously..
for all we know the victim had a bad night on the pokies and had to think of an excuse as to how he lost his money

NellyBean 10:52 am 05 Nov 12

futto said :

If this is a game of Guess Who then the police should have a pretty easy time catching the perp in this case. Not too many of them in Canberra….

I’m sure it’ll be a cakewalk going through the ~1500 male African Immigrants living in Canberra. not to mention Australian born and non-residents.

TheDancingDjinn 10:26 am 05 Nov 12

Jivrashia said :

You hear about such car jacking in South African cities.
Apparently it’s rampant over there.

But this isn’t South Africa, and yet something from over there has come on to our shores.

You hear about it in many suburbs of the US too – quick panic and become xenophobic.

Jivrashia 9:52 am 05 Nov 12

You hear about such car jacking in South African cities.
Apparently it’s rampant over there.

But this isn’t South Africa, and yet something from over there has come on to our shores.

RiotFrog 8:56 am 05 Nov 12

futto said :

If this is a game of Guess Who then the police should have a pretty easy time catching the perp in this case. Not too many of them in Canberra….

What are you saying? Canberra is full of perps!

futto 8:29 am 05 Nov 12

If this is a game of Guess Who then the police should have a pretty easy time catching the perp in this case. Not too many of them in Canberra….

DrKoresh 12:15 am 05 Nov 12

Tetranitrate said :

You know as far as inflammatory comments go, that was a bit of a boer.

*puts on sunglasses*
yeeeeaaaahhh

Well done 😀

Tetranitrate 10:24 pm 04 Nov 12

LSWCHP said :

Inflammatory comment warning…

I work with an African guy, and he’s blue eyed and pale skinned, so “African in appearance” is a fairly interesting eupehmism.

You know as far as inflammatory comments go, that was a bit of a boer.

*puts on sunglasses*
yeeeeaaaahhh

DrKoresh 10:10 pm 04 Nov 12

Masquara said :

Do the ACT police describe suspects as “Aboriginal in appearance” if they look Indigenous?

Yes. Why shouldn’t they?

PrinceOfAles 9:52 pm 04 Nov 12

Masquara said :

Do the ACT police describe suspects as “Aboriginal in appearance” if they look Indigenous?

Yes they do. I`ve read a few police media releases with those exact words.

milkman 9:35 pm 04 Nov 12

Why not just dispense with the bullshit and say “white skin with South African accent”, or “skinny and black” (or whatever the case may be). Political correctness just obscures the facts.

LSWCHP 9:13 pm 04 Nov 12

Just to elaborate, I don’t want to discriminate, so if the perp is a recent arrival from *anywhere*, then off he should go. Back to Blighty, Africa or wherever they came from. Just remove him.

Masquara 8:52 pm 04 Nov 12

Do the ACT police describe suspects as “Aboriginal in appearance” if they look Indigenous?

LSWCHP 8:31 pm 04 Nov 12

WTF? Just WTF?

Flagging down someone in the wee small hours, pretending to be in trouble, and then robbing the good samaritan at gunpoint. It doesn’t get any better than that.

This is awful. It breaks social cohesion. People in future may be in distress at the roadside, and those passing by will keep passing by, rather than risk a potential robbery.

Inflammatory comment warning…

I work with an African guy, and he’s blue eyed and pale skinned, so “African in appearance” is a fairly interesting eupehmism.

Anyway, if the perp is apprehended, and if he actually is a recent arrival from Africa, rather than just “African in appearance”, then I would cheerfully vote for him to be packed off back to whence he came.

Inflammatory comment warning off, and I’m now putting on my asbestos underwear.

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