Monday 13 September 2010

"Meat cleaver" robbery at Toogood Road bottle shop

Cairns detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a bottle shop on Toogood Road about 4pm yesterday (Sunday).

The offender entered the store and removed a bottle of alcohol from the shelf then produced a meat cleaver from the back of his pants. He held the knife in front of him before walking past the counter and out of the store where he was met by a second man.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm, proportionate build, fair complexion, light brown goatee beard and approximately 25–30 years old.

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Ed in Edge Hill said...

Despite terrific photos which should mean this dickhead is arrested quicksmart, all you leftie do-gooders have ensured that he'll have "no conviction recorded" and be given a 90 day suspended sentence.

Satisfied, lefties?

Queenie said...

Ed, by all means, this guy is a loser. I happen to tend to be left-wing, but I think these sort os events are not what our society wants or needs.

I think sentencing should be much stronger than it is - especially in our local Magistrates Court.

I also think our prison systems in Australia need to be radically overhauled to actually provide rehabilitation where we can, strong deterrent against crime, & safe locking-up where we can't (eg. pedophiles). It's not much about politics, it's a lot about commonsense & the safety of the community.

I would love the Police forces in Australia to emerge from their 200+ years of white Australian history as convict-wranglers.

A Real Liberal said...

Yes, Ed in Edge Hill, the courts are too lenient. Your hero John Howard was in power for 11 years and what did he do about it? SFA!

Our cities are full of spoilt young people with nothing to do except drink and fight and root, but it is actually cheaper to pay them the dole than it is to put them to work on worthwhile nation-building projects. That would require an increase in taxes, and we couldn't have that!

Jesus said...

Get with the program "Real" "Liberal", and start blaming Julia Gillard. I do.