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The return of the Thuggees

By johnboy - 27 January 2011 4

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery in Kambah early yesterday morning (Wednesday 26 January).

About 2am a 21-year-old man was walking alone in the vicinity of Boddington Cres, Kambah when he was approached from behind by a silver vehicle.

The man saw a person wearing a white hooded jumper behind him and immediately felt a hard impact on the side of his head.

The man was unconscious for a period of time and when he woke he found an amount of money was missing from his wallet.

The man sustained no serious injuries aside from bruising to the left side of his face.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen silver car in the area at that time, or may be able to assist police with their investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy of ACT Policing]

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The return of the Thuggees
LSWCHP 9:13 pm 27 Jan 11

MissPeaches said :

Whilst violence and robbery is never a good thing I question what normal person is out walking by themself at 2am in the morning regardless of what part of Canberra they live in.

I’m not saying that he asked for it, but this story is similar to so many others and I wonder when people will begin to be accountable for their personal safety and use common sense.

In your second para you say “I’m not saying that he asked for it…”, but the first para, which questions the victims “normality” does precisely that. And then you imply that it’s actually his fault because he’s not accountable for his personal safety!

FWIW…In my youth I went through three separate instances of being picked for a bit of a bash and rob by hoods who thought I looked like easy pickings as I wandered home from the pub after closing time. It may well be that this young bloke was in the same boat.

Anyway, whatever level of normality the victim occupies, I’m glad he came out of it without too much damage. A king-hit to the head followed by an uncontrolled fall could just as easily have resulted in a fractured skull and a bunch of shattered teeth spread over the pavement.

Deckard 8:26 pm 27 Jan 11

mattogaijin said :

What can you do in Kambah at 2am?

Walking home drunk/stoned instead of driving the car.

mattogaijin 6:45 pm 27 Jan 11

What can you do in Kambah at 2am?

MissPeaches 3:26 pm 27 Jan 11

Whilst violence and robbery is never a good thing I question what normal person is out walking by themself at 2am in the morning regardless of what part of Canberra they live in.

I’m not saying that he asked for it, but this story is similar to so many others and I wonder when people will begin to be accountable for their personal safety and use common sense.

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