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Woden cash snatcher!

By johnboy - 15 March 2013 41

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a woman snatched the purse of a 79-year-old woman at the Westfield Woden Commonwealth Bank ATM today (Friday 15 March).

Around 11.35am, the elderly woman had just withdrawn money from the ATM when her purse was snatched by a woman. The offender immediately fled the area with the victim unharmed.

A short time later the victim’s purse was recovered, but a sum of money was taken.

The female offender is described as having a slim build with brown hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a grey skirt and a black top.

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police station Sergeant Daryl Neit said crimes against vulnerable citizens were reprehensible.

“To prey on the fragility of a senior citizen is one of the most cowardly acts imaginable. I urge anyone with information about this offender to come forward to the police. Crimes against the most vulnerable citizens in our community will never be tolerated by ACT Policing or the public”, Sergeant Neit said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery, or saw the woman in the area around the time of the incident is urged 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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Woden cash snatcher!
johnboy 9:31 pm 15 Mar 13

Guys go easy on the poor bloke.

Very few of you know for sure how you’d react in an unexpected situation

Aeek 9:29 pm 15 Mar 13

goggles13 said :

lanyards are a convenient way of holding security passes which must be displayed when inside Govt Departments. why should the bloke take it off when outside? everyone knows what they are for.
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I don’t use the lanyard, but have stopped shoving the pass into my pocket because it trashes the stupid cord. It’s not showing status, rather it’s not giving a shit.

and, yeah, these total losers,what is the world becoming?

schmeah 9:28 pm 15 Mar 13

robbing an elderly woman in broad daylight, not the brightest spark – crimes like this get a lot of public sympathy so I reckon the plod will locate her easily enough.

As for the pube, at the least you would think he would react by maybe yelling, gesticulating or running .. but hey, he’s probably another overpromoted EL2, cushy job and no capacity for independent thought.

cranky 8:56 pm 15 Mar 13

Brilliant CCTV and ATM photos. Fairly sure the fuzz have already been given her name.

Not the cleverest heist.

gentoopenguin 8:27 pm 15 Mar 13

What a horrible scumbag. Hope they catch her. That poor old lady probably won’t leave the house now, too scared.

goggles13 8:13 pm 15 Mar 13

c_c™ said :

Other bloke was a bit slow on the uptake. But then, he is one of those public service stooges who wears their lanyard religiously to feel important. When something real comes up, it’s huh?

what’s with bagging the other guy who didn’t do what you would have done in the same situation? how does the other guy know that someone else wasn’t going to steal his wallet and/or card.

lanyards are a convenient way of holding security passes which must be displayed when inside Govt Departments. why should the bloke take it off when outside? everyone knows what they are for.

FWIW – I hate those CommBank ATMs because they are so slow to change screens/recognise inputs. I’m surprised more of this doesn’t happen.

full marks to the thief for having no disguise. loser of the week!!

G.R.R 8:02 pm 15 Mar 13

God bless public servants…I bet if it was the liberals taking his tax-payer funded coffee machine he’d have chased her down!

muntychops 7:47 pm 15 Mar 13

What a low act by an absolute bitch. Hope she gets caught quickly. The only saving grace is the old duck wasn’t hurt

kumadude 7:19 pm 15 Mar 13

I know y’all will crucify be: I can walk, I can walk again.

Sorry, seriously: boring APS dude could have at least asked the girl if she wanted to use the vacant atm…though he may also have thought it was the grandaughter. Either way, she is the lowest of lowies.

Darkfalz 7:18 pm 15 Mar 13

c_c™ said :

Personally, I would have seen something was up as I approached. The woman was standing 45 degrees to the old lady, big sign something was a miss. .

Not to mention the fact she was standing there waiting, arms folded, while the second ATM was free.

Darkfalz 7:10 pm 15 Mar 13

Distinctive bag and good video of her face, she’ll be caught soon. I’d like to say incredibly stupid and risky considering we all know those ATMs have cameras but she’ll get such a light slap on the wrist that it will probably cost her less in time and money than she got from the bag snatch. The bloke was pretty slow to react and doesn’t look like he’d be much of a sprinter. Low act stealing from an elderly pensioner who can’t even stand up – hopefully this skank never makes it to that age.

bundah 6:59 pm 15 Mar 13

Frustrated said :

Why didn’t the other bloke step in, he was still standing at the other ATM when it happened.

Obviously not the go get ’em type.It appears she turned the corner and ran down the stairs into the bus interchange although you’d think someone will recognise her from the cctv.

c_c™ 6:58 pm 15 Mar 13

Other bloke was a bit slow on the uptake. But then, he is one of those public service stooges who wears their lanyard religiously to feel important. When something real comes up, it’s huh?

Personally, I would have seen something was up as I approached. The woman was standing 45 degrees to the old lady, big sign something was a miss. Not saying I would have predicted a snatch and run, but certainly standing in that position could indicate an attempt to see the customer’s pin.

Once she ran off, he looks surprisingly relaxed about it all. Not reaching for a phone to get a shot or call police.

Frustrated 6:44 pm 15 Mar 13

Why didn’t the other bloke step in, he was still standing at the other ATM when it happened.

cross 5:10 pm 15 Mar 13

I some how can’t help thinking that banks are partially responsible this.If money is fraudulently stolen online it’s refunded how about they pony up for this type of robbery.

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