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The long arm of store security in Woden

By creative_canberran - 8 March 2013 30

Caught at Woden. I’ve seen this happen too many times, and neither the guards nor the sales staff are paid enough to have to deal with this.

Hopefully this will serve as a warning to potential shoplifters – don’t do it.

And if you’re stupid enough to try and you’re caught, cop it on the chin. Don’t run and struggle, putting the safety of others at risk.

(Didn’t get the initial confrontation but the rest including a stupid escape attempt at 2:05)

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The long arm of store security in Woden
banco 2:04 pm 10 Mar 13

gooterz said :

buzz819 said :

gooterz said :

Seemed more like the dude in black wanted a chance to chase him so gave him some room to do the runner.

I love it, if security hold someone down it is assault, if they give someone a chance to not be man-handled and that person does the runner it is because security wanted to chase after them. Good, good.

Once they caught him everyone just walked away. If you arrest someone you call the cops first thing not the Mall rent a cops. Then you get more than just one person to stand next to the thief.

Most places have a security room that can be locked until them cops arrive. It all just looked sloppy and they let someone film most of it.

Be interesting to see them try and stop someone filming.

buzz819 1:21 pm 10 Mar 13

Basilbrush said :

I saw a young kid at the Gungahlin shopping centre steal a phone from one of the shops and was caught by the centre security…..and the police arrived and let him go coz security were too rough with him. What the? He then walked off laughing.

Yeah, I’m sure that is exactly what happened?

You stood and listened to the entire conversation etc?

buzz819 1:20 pm 10 Mar 13

gooterz said :

buzz819 said :

gooterz said :

Seemed more like the dude in black wanted a chance to chase him so gave him some room to do the runner.

I love it, if security hold someone down it is assault, if they give someone a chance to not be man-handled and that person does the runner it is because security wanted to chase after them. Good, good.

Once they caught him everyone just walked away. If you arrest someone you call the cops first thing not the Mall rent a cops. Then you get more than just one person to stand next to the thief.

Most places have a security room that can be locked until them cops arrive. It all just looked sloppy and they let someone film most of it.

Ok, so how now you are saying that shop keepers should take the role of moving people they have caught stealing into the security room, without calling for security to attend? Also that people should be dragged to that room regardless, without been given the chance of “coming along” nicely?

They let someone film most of it… I’m pretty sure you will find the WHOLE thing was filmed by centre closed circuit television systems AND it was in a public place, so how could they stop someone from filming it?

Basilbrush 11:20 am 10 Mar 13

I saw a young kid at the Gungahlin shopping centre steal a phone from one of the shops and was caught by the centre security…..and the police arrived and let him go coz security were too rough with him. What the? He then walked off laughing.

gooterz 9:04 pm 09 Mar 13

buzz819 said :

gooterz said :

Seemed more like the dude in black wanted a chance to chase him so gave him some room to do the runner.

I love it, if security hold someone down it is assault, if they give someone a chance to not be man-handled and that person does the runner it is because security wanted to chase after them. Good, good.

Once they caught him everyone just walked away. If you arrest someone you call the cops first thing not the Mall rent a cops. Then you get more than just one person to stand next to the thief.

Most places have a security room that can be locked until them cops arrive. It all just looked sloppy and they let someone film most of it.

buzz819 3:17 pm 09 Mar 13

gooterz said :

Seemed more like the dude in black wanted a chance to chase him so gave him some room to do the runner.

I love it, if security hold someone down it is assault, if they give someone a chance to not be man-handled and that person does the runner it is because security wanted to chase after them. Good, good.

Henry82 2:18 pm 09 Mar 13

gooterz said :

Why not just hold him for until the cops come (rather than security)?

People being held down get worked up further, it could aggravate the situation. Also, it makes more of a scene.

Ben_Dover 10:33 am 09 Mar 13

gooterz said :

I don’t like thieves but isn’t that assault?

Oh, I do hope so, a good assaulting would be a fine thing.

In fact, why not take him out the back and assault him some more, just for the educational value.

Instant Mash 10:17 am 09 Mar 13

Nice to see the toy cops doing something constructive… Doesn’t happen often in Woden.

gooterz 11:26 pm 08 Mar 13

c_c™ said :

gooterz said :

I don’t like thieves but isn’t that assault?

If you listen to the audio, you’ll hear a bystander asking a gentleman if he was okay and suggesting applying ice, he had been knocked down by the guy as he ran. At that point restraint was an issue of public safety.

Remember, this video doesn’t show the first minute.

Then they gave him a talking to without restraint which he tries to make a runner a few times.
Why not just hold him for until the cops come (rather than security)? Seemed more like the dude in black wanted a chance to chase him so gave him some room to do the runner.

c_c™ 11:12 pm 08 Mar 13

gooterz said :

I don’t like thieves but isn’t that assault?

If you listen to the audio, you’ll hear a bystander asking a gentleman if he was okay and suggesting applying ice, he had been knocked down by the guy as he ran. At that point restraint was an issue of public safety.

Remember, this video doesn’t show the first minute.

Golden-Alpine 10:38 pm 08 Mar 13

gooterz said :

I don’t like thieves but isn’t that assault?

How do you figure?

Frustrated 9:56 pm 08 Mar 13

Check out the sticky beaks and rubber neckers though!

Especially the old guy who stop and stands there watching.

I blame Big Brother!

gooterz 8:15 pm 08 Mar 13

I don’t like thieves but isn’t that assault?

johnboy 6:49 pm 08 Mar 13

Could be a meme in there.

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