Friday, January 06, 2006

Not Too Bright!

Auckland police had an easy job tracking down a man who allegedly tried to hold up a community gym yesterday - he was recognised as a member. Police said the robber entered the Roskill Aqua Sport Centre in Mt Roskill yesterday morning armed with an air gun that resembled a pistol. The man had tried to disguise himself but was still recognised. When the receptionist refused to hand over any money the man fled to a waiting car - understood to be his own - and was driven home by his son. Members of the armed offenders squad were called and surrounded a local house. Two men surrendered without incident.

"There were very strong leads. Not a lot of planning went into this, I don't think," said Acting Detective Sergeant Steven Shaw.

A 41-year-old man and a 19-year-old have been jointly charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and assault with intent to rob.

They will appear in the Auckland District Court today.

San Nakji for President!

3 comments:

Oricon Ailin said...

Okay, this could be considered one of the stupidest crimes committed. It could almost make it for a Darwin Award...except for the fact the man didn't manage to knock himself off. Oh darn.

The Archivist said...

It's worthy of an Honourable Mention, Ori. Honourable Mentions go to people who show that they have the evident stupidity to off themselves in very dumb ways.

coolbuddha said...

Doh!