Trouble at the Mall. Westfield Belconnen targeted.

johnboy 31 May 2011 15

Westfield Belconnen was kept busy after numerous fires were detected within the mall and a number of hoax bomb threats made (Monday, May 30).

About 11.35am police were contacted by ACT Fire Brigade in relation to a small fire near the service elevator on the ground floor near K-Mart. The fire was extinguished by staff prior to attendance by emergency services.

Another small fire started at about 2pm in the loading bay area with a minor section of the mall evacuated.

Westfield Security also received a number of phone calls during this time, alleging that a bomb was inside one of the vacant stores.

A 29-year-old Evatt man is assisting police with enquiries.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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luckyone luckyone 11:52 am 31 May 11

And this is why we can’t have nice things …

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 12:03 pm 31 May 11

That’s pretty disturbing behaviour…

p1 p1 1:22 pm 31 May 11

A 29-year-old Evatt man is assisting police with enquiries.

This usually means they think he did it but haven’t charged ’em yet. What do the police say when someone actually IS helping with enquiries?

keepitup keepitup 1:56 pm 31 May 11

p1 said :

A 29-year-old Evatt man is assisting police with enquiries.

I remember pommie coppers using that term 40 years ago. It means “He’s guilty as sin, Guv!”!”

LeatherJen LeatherJen 2:16 pm 31 May 11

Why would someone do this?

p1 p1 2:43 pm 31 May 11

LeatherJen said :

Why would someone do this?

Either part of a very elaborate Ocean’s Eleven style robbery (possible involving several Minis), or else they guy forgot to wear his tinfoil hat the the reptoids took control of his brain again.

Watson Watson 2:47 pm 31 May 11

Weird indeed. I was convinced it was bored school kids.

PBO PBO 2:47 pm 31 May 11

p1 said :

A 29-year-old Evatt man is assisting police with enquiries.

This usually means they think he did it but haven’t charged ’em yet. What do the police say when someone actually IS helping with enquiries?

Like a Belco version of a young Sherlock Holmes.

p1 p1 3:13 pm 31 May 11

PBO said :

p1 said :

A 29-year-old Evatt man is assisting police with enquiries.

This usually means they think he did it but haven’t charged ’em yet. What do the police say when someone actually IS helping with enquiries?

Like a Belco version of a young Sherlock Holmes.

I was leaning more towards a gang of ragamuffin young crime solving kids (with a cute dog), Enid Blyton style.

nobody nobody 4:49 pm 31 May 11

Hopefully he will now start to get some of the mental health support and help he clearly needs. It’s a pity people have to act out their troubles before they can start to get the help and support they need. At least no-one was hurt by his actions.

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 5:06 pm 31 May 11

Ah, that explains why I saw the police walking around chatting to security after lunch then…

LeatherJen LeatherJen 5:22 pm 31 May 11

nobody said :

Hopefully he will now start to get some of the mental health support and help he clearly needs. It’s a pity people have to act out their troubles before they can start to get the help and support they need. At least no-one was hurt by his actions.

Do you know this person?

Thumper Thumper 5:34 pm 31 May 11

Hopefully he will now start to get some of the mental health support and help he clearly needs. It’s a pity people have to act out their troubles before they can start to get the help and support they need. At least no-one was hurt by his actions.

Or maybe he’s just an anti social f***wit.

Deref Deref 5:42 pm 31 May 11

LeatherJen said :

Why would someone do this?

Perhaps someone offended by the sheer horribleness and inhumanity of malls?

I’d never condone acts like that, but I can understand the sentiment.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 5:50 pm 31 May 11

nobody said :

Hopefully he will now start to get some of the mental health support and help he clearly needs. It’s a pity people have to act out their troubles before they can start to get the help and support they need. At least no-one was hurt by his actions.

Perhaps. Or it’s possible that he’s just an ar$ehole.

For example, I lived on a street where a bunch of wheelie bins (including mine) were set on fire for no apparent reason one night. Non mentally ill people are quite capable of doing this sort of thing just to have a bit of a giggle.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad he’s helping the police with their enquiries.

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