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Woman attacked running around Lake Ginninderra

By johnboy - 2 February 2012 20

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ACT Policing is seeking assistance in identifying the man pictured below who attacked a woman in what appears to be an unprovoked attacked.

About 3.15pm on Wednesday January 25, police attended Calvary Hospital in response to a woman who was seeking medical treatment after being assaulted.

The 24-year-old woman had been jogging around Lake Ginninderra about 2.20 pm when an unknown man approached her, punching and kneeing her in the face and body.

The man is described as Asian in appearance, aged between 30–40 years, approximately 5’ 10” (178cm) tall with a medium build. He has dark eyes and dark hair with acne scars on his cheeks.

He was wearing a dark grey hooded jumper and dark pants (possibly tracksuit pants), and dark shoes.

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

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Woman attacked running around Lake Ginninderra
gooterz 4:16 pm 16 Jun 12

poetix said :

johnboy said :

I don’t think it’s unreasonable to distinguish between “going for a run” and “getting naked in a civic alley with a violent cokehead”.

But what is the point of drawing that distinction? Surely it just has the potential to make one person feel worse than her treatment has probably made her feel anyway?

Firstly no one wasn’t blaming the guy in the other thread.
But surely if you break the law while being the victim, and your breaking the law resulted very much in you being the victim then we should simply ignore it because your a woman?

If you break into someones house and the homeowner stabs you. I wont feel as sorry for you as if someone breaks into your house and stabs you! Theres a huge difference.

What was the guys statement from what happened?

scorpio63 2:28 pm 16 Jun 12

A round of Asian barber shops around Canberra, the Asian food shops, nearby fuel stations, along with woolworths cctv coverage within major shopping centres shortly after the attacks can identify offenders more promptly. Police resources do not stretch on many occasions to undertake this type of leg work. I was left to do it myself and caught one of the three buggers on a Ww’s store camera.

poetix 12:02 pm 16 Jun 12

johnboy said :

I don’t think it’s unreasonable to distinguish between “going for a run” and “getting naked in a civic alley with a violent cokehead”.

But what is the point of drawing that distinction? Surely it just has the potential to make one person feel worse than her treatment has probably made her feel anyway?

johnboy 11:58 am 16 Jun 12

I don’t think it’s unreasonable to distinguish between “going for a run” and “getting naked in a civic alley with a violent cokehead”.

poetix 11:25 am 16 Jun 12

Given this thread has been revived, I can’t help but point out the different responses to this woman being bashed, and the woman in the alley. No patronising comments about behaviour here. Some people can’t help but draw fatuous distinctions between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ women, even where both are victims of similar violence.

I hope both victims are able to make a recovery.

Deckard 9:54 am 16 Jun 12

plumtree said :

wtf? cant go out jogging or walking dog with out being bashed up or robbed now?

Yep, stay in, lock your doors, make sure you’ve got supplies to keep you going for a year or 2. We’ll let you know when it’s safe to come out.

plumtree 1:26 am 16 Jun 12

ACT Policing is seeking assistance in identifying the man pictured below who attacked a woman in what appears to be an unprovoked attacked.

About 3.15pm on Wednesday January 25, police attended Calvary Hospital in response to a woman who was seeking medical treatment after being assaulted.

The 24-year-old woman had been jogging around Lake Ginninderra about 2.20 pm when an unknown man approached her, punching and kneeing her in the face and body. wtf? cant go out jogging or walking dog with out being bashed up or robbed now?

Jivrashia 1:49 pm 03 Feb 12

djk said :

Disclaimer: I am white, so perhaps my cross-racial identification is not good.

What are the chances that this Asian dude is having the same difficulty trying to identify a specific white female that he is miffed with?

roflmao 12:38 pm 03 Feb 12

It is possible they are the same guy. although one was in south canberra and one in north. then if you were going to assault someone you wouldn’t do it near where you lived. Witnesses can have a tendency to over estimate there attacker especially when they do a lot of damage. so that could account for the height difference, also Asians age tend to be hard to guess, not to mention some peoples estimation of age can be incredibly wrong. though none of this shows that they are defiantly the same person, the only way to do that is with solid evidence.

NoImRight 12:26 pm 03 Feb 12

shirty_bear said :

… they shouldn’t have too much trouble tracking down a bloke called Long Bow

Especially since hes pretty. How many Native Americans in Canberra??

shirty_bear 11:26 am 03 Feb 12

… they shouldn’t have too much trouble tracking down a bloke called Long Bow

djk 10:46 am 03 Feb 12

From the gas man thread: “The man is described as Asian in appearance with an Australian accent, between 50 and 55 years of age, 5’5” (165cm) tall, stocky build and dark hair with a receding hairline”

Above: “The man is described as Asian in appearance, aged between 30–40 years, approximately 5’ 10” (178cm) tall with a medium build. He has dark eyes and dark hair with acne scars on his cheeks.”

Pretty long bow imo…

bearlikesbeer 10:30 am 03 Feb 12

Twice in a fortnight an Asian man over 30, acting alone, has committed a daytime assault on a solo adult female but hasn’t stolen anything. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be the same bloke.

djk 9:33 am 03 Feb 12

bearlikesbeer said :

Possibly the gas man from mid-January? http://the-riotact.com/beware-the-false-gas-man/63911

What similarities are there apart from them both being Asian (and they don’t even appear to be of the same ethnic sub-group)??

Disclaimer: I am white, so perhaps my cross-racial identification is not good.

bearlikesbeer 9:14 am 03 Feb 12

Possibly the gas man from mid-January? http://the-riotact.com/beware-the-false-gas-man/63911

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