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Woman mugged walking past Glebe Park. It’s the Manhattan vibe!

johnboy 13 August 2012 28

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a robbery at Glebe Park on Saturday evening (11 August).

Between 10.30pm and 11pm, a woman was walking along Akuna Street, past Glebe Park towards Bunda Street, when she was approached from behind by a man with a dark complexion.

The man is described as approximately 20-30 years old and 180cm tall (5’11”) with a lean build. He was clean shaven and had close cropped black hair. He was wearing a white puffy jacket with a Nike symbol on the back and dark pants. He was not carrying anything.

After asking if the woman had any money, the man grabbed her bag, pulling it from her shoulder and snapping the strap. He then ran into Glebe Park where he discarded her bag and stole her wallet.

The man was not carrying any weapons. No threats were made or injuries sustained during the robbery.

Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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astrojax 12:53 pm 15 Aug 12

milkman said :

Whether they are a refugee is irrelevant. They should be caught and charged, so the ACT court system can let them go.

damn straight. and she shoulda oughta have been walking in the park – too dangerous to walk outside it…

chewy14 11:28 am 15 Aug 12

It was 11pm at night.

I’m white and I’d probably be described as having a dark complexion in that situation.

Perhaps the AFP could put out a media guide explaining the terms they use in their media releases to clear up their terminology.

Jim Jones 11:17 am 15 Aug 12

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Again, why do you have to link this to the refugee issue? Where is the evidence this person is a refugee, other than your own prejudice?

Based on the location and description it was an educated guess, nothing else. I work nearby and am very familiar with that particular little section of Civic and there are lots of Sudanese there, presumably settled there so they’ll be close to shopping. The men usually dress as described and are clean shaven as Sudanese don’t usually have much facial hair.

Sure, he could have been South Asian, or Aboriginal, or even a swarthy Mediterranean, but “dark complexion” with no other information is normally a politically correct way of describing persons of African descent.

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Stevian 10:40 am 15 Aug 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Again, why do you have to link this to the refugee issue? Where is the evidence this person is a refugee, other than your own prejudice?

Based on the location and description it was an educated guess, nothing else. I work nearby and am very familiar with that particular little section of Civic and there are lots of Sudanese there, presumably settled there so they’ll be close to shopping. The men usually dress as described and are clean shaven as Sudanese don’t usually have much facial hair.

Sure, he could have been South Asian, or Aboriginal, or even a swarthy Mediterranean, but “dark complexion” with no other information is normally a politically correct way of describing persons of African descent.

You are a liar.

Of course he is, but when has that ever stopped bigotry

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Probably lives in bega flats. Government has “settled” lots of Sudanese “refugees” there. Those flats really need to go, they’ve been a den of crime, drugs and squalor for decades.

What’s with the ” ” around the word refugees?

Refugees claim to be fleeing violence, not to be the perpetrators of it. Refugees claim to want a better life, you don’t go about that by mugging people. Unless you used to kill them too I guess.

Agree with the other poster, those flats have been a shithole for as long as I can remember, well before the recent arrivals. Even if they had good intentions, being surrounded by drug dealers, domestic and non domestic fights, thievery and so on isn’t exactly going to be a positive influence on them. Large scale public housing is always going to be a crime epicentre which spreads out from where ever it’s located, these should all be torn down (they’re an eyesore anyway) and the inhabitants dispersed. Many of these people are not fit to be next to each other, let alone the spattering of decent people unfortunate enough to be housed there and not able to get out.

#Captain_RAAF_Pseudonym

HenryBG 9:40 am 15 Aug 12

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Probab

2 million people died in Sudan’s civil war, 4 million were displaced. Civilian children were abducted and forced to become child soldiers. Civilian women were abducted and used as sex slaves. It is generally recognised as one of the most brutal conflicts since WWII, and the word genocide could reasonably be applied to what has occurred and is occurring in that region of the world.

…and for bonus points, the religion of the perpetrators of this war and genocide is….?

In any case, decolonisation has come and gone.
We are no longer responsible for Africans being unable to govern or even feed themselves. It’s their problem and patronising, racist lefties should butt out.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:24 am 15 Aug 12

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Again, why do you have to link this to the refugee issue? Where is the evidence this person is a refugee, other than your own prejudice?

Based on the location and description it was an educated guess, nothing else. I work nearby and am very familiar with that particular little section of Civic and there are lots of Sudanese there, presumably settled there so they’ll be close to shopping. The men usually dress as described and are clean shaven as Sudanese don’t usually have much facial hair.

Sure, he could have been South Asian, or Aboriginal, or even a swarthy Mediterranean, but “dark complexion” with no other information is normally a politically correct way of describing persons of African descent.

You are a liar.

milkman 7:13 am 15 Aug 12

Whether they are a refugee is irrelevant. They should be caught and charged, so the ACT court system can let them go.

Darkfalz 12:18 am 15 Aug 12

Jethro said :

Again, why do you have to link this to the refugee issue? Where is the evidence this person is a refugee, other than your own prejudice?

Based on the location and description it was an educated guess, nothing else. I work nearby and am very familiar with that particular little section of Civic and there are lots of Sudanese there, presumably settled there so they’ll be close to shopping. The men usually dress as described and are clean shaven as Sudanese don’t usually have much facial hair.

Sure, he could have been South Asian, or Aboriginal, or even a swarthy Mediterranean, but “dark complexion” with no other information is normally a politically correct way of describing persons of African descent.

Jethro 11:04 pm 14 Aug 12

Darkfalz said :

Way to divert the argument. I simply think a woman should be able to near or through a public park, not even particularly late at night, without some feral (who probably already receives way more than he needs from Centrelink) accosting her and snatching her purse. I find it even more offensive if we let this person into our country on “humanitarian” grounds, costing the taxpayer a fortune, just so they could end up making victims of the humans we already have.

Again, why do you have to link this to the refugee issue? Where is the evidence this person is a refugee, other than your own prejudice?

LSWCHP 7:59 pm 14 Aug 12

Yep, like a few others I don’t see “dark complexion” equating to “sudanese” in any way at all. I’m pretty sure if the villain was a black man he would’ve been plainly described as such.

Of course, a new wave of euphemisms may be sweeping over the AFP media folks, in which case we may soon be asked to be on the lookout for the vertically challenged, et al.

Darkfalz 7:43 pm 14 Aug 12

Way to divert the argument. I simply think a woman should be able to near or through a public park, not even particularly late at night, without some feral (who probably already receives way more than he needs from Centrelink) accosting her and snatching her purse. I find it even more offensive if we let this person into our country on “humanitarian” grounds, costing the taxpayer a fortune, just so they could end up making victims of the humans we already have.

HenryBG 6:35 pm 14 Aug 12

Jethro said :

As others have said, you are also making a huge assumption that this guy was a refugee in the first place.

Yeah – more likely he was a scammer who came in on a boat care of the ALP’s defective border control policies.

Jethro 5:33 pm 14 Aug 12

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Probably lives in bega flats. Government has “settled” lots of Sudanese “refugees” there. Those flats really need to go, they’ve been a den of crime, drugs and squalor for decades.

What’s with the ” ” around the word refugees?

Refugees claim to be fleeing violence, not to be the perpetrators of it. Refugees claim to want a better life, you don’t go about that by mugging people. Unless you used to kill them too I guess.

2 million people died in Sudan’s civil war, 4 million were displaced. Civilian children were abducted and forced to become child soldiers. Civilian women were abducted and used as sex slaves. It is generally recognised as one of the most brutal conflicts since WWII, and the word genocide could reasonably be applied to what has occurred and is occurring in that region of the world. If that’s not fleeing violence, I don’t know what is.

As others have said, you are also making a huge assumption that this guy was a refugee in the first place. Even if the person who committed this mugging was a refugee that wouldn’t somehow remove his very obvious status as a refugee. Methinks some people who don’t like all them dark people living in our town just saw a good opportunity for a bit of reffo-bashing

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:54 am 14 Aug 12

Jim Jones said :

Gotta be the darkies or the poofs, amiright?

SEND BACK THE GAY BOATS!!!

Damn right. I want my boats to like yachts, not other boats. Ewwwww.

p1 10:08 am 14 Aug 12

Postalgeek said :

Awww, Henry’s found a friend, swinging hands and kicking refugees together.

Don’t forget skipping school jury duty to go to the mall throw stones at hookers.

Jim Jones 10:00 am 14 Aug 12

Gotta be the darkies or the poofs, amiright?

SEND BACK THE GAY BOATS!!!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:56 am 14 Aug 12

Postalgeek said :

Awww, Henry’s found a friend, swinging hands and kicking refugees together.

gross

Darkfalz said :

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Probably lives in bega flats. Government has “settled” lots of Sudanese “refugees” there. Those flats really need to go, they’ve been a den of crime, drugs and squalor for decades.

What’s with the ” ” around the word refugees?

Refugees claim to be fleeing violence, not to be the perpetrators of it. Refugees claim to want a better life, you don’t go about that by mugging people. Unless you used to kill them too I guess.

Agree with the other poster, those flats have been a shithole for as long as I can remember, well before the recent arrivals. Even if they had good intentions, being surrounded by drug dealers, domestic and non domestic fights, thievery and so on isn’t exactly going to be a positive influence on them. Large scale public housing is always going to be a crime epicentre which spreads out from where ever it’s located, these should all be torn down (they’re an eyesore anyway) and the inhabitants dispersed. Many of these people are not fit to be next to each other, let alone the spattering of decent people unfortunate enough to be housed there and not able to get out.

and you know he was a refugee how???

Jethro said :

Darkfalz said :

Probably lives in bega flats. Government has “settled” lots of Sudanese “refugees” there. Those flats really need to go, they’ve been a den of crime, drugs and squalor for decades.

What’s with the ” ” around the word refugees?

I’m guessing you’re a moron as well as a racist. (Although the two tend to go hand-in-hand.)

+1

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