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A confronting armed robbery

Mark Fletcher
June 9th, 2018 · 9 Comments

Staff at newsXpress Silver Sands in Western Australia were challenged in an armed robbery earlier this week. Here is the story of the confronting attack:

I was talking to a local butcher last week. They went cashless around three years ago. They commented that one reason they did this was to reduce the risk of robbery. It is an interesting discussion for retailers to have.

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Category: theft

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  • 1 Jim // Jun 9, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Sounds like a contender for the Darwin award.

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  • 2 Factory Worker // Jun 9, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Very unprofessional drinking coffee behind the counter

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  • 3 Wilson Pickett // Jun 9, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    FW

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  • 4 Graeme Day // Jun 9, 2018 at 8:48 PM

    Both missing the point -Wilson got it right.

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  • 5 ken // Jun 10, 2018 at 6:49 AM

    Give a break factory worker, its not a crime to drink a coffee dehind the counter.

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  • 6 Lance // Jun 11, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Very unprofessional of Factory Worker to continue acting like a FW………… but to be expected…

    You’re just here to add a bit of humour aren’t you FW……..there’s no other obvious reason for your presence here. 😉

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  • 7 Andrew T // Jun 12, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Lance, what’s wrong with a dose of humour in anotherwise humourless environment

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  • 8 Graeme Day // Jun 12, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Nothing, Bad taste however is not humour and being robbed isn’t funny. Something constructive or even sympathetic would have been appropriate.

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  • 9 PAT. E // Jun 12, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Settle kids!
    Anway ,good job to the blokes that bailed the clown up.Hope the girl behind the counter got plenty of support and is ok.
    I only wish someone would have the balls to try and rob me face to face ,the grubs who do the robbing around my way prefer the cover of darkness gutless grubs!

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