A gunman threatened patrons and staff at Canberra's Mawson Club after his accomplice used a Taser-like weapon on a security guard during a robbery in the early hours of Christmas Eve. ACT police have released CCTV footage of the incident hoping to seek witnesses to the robbery at the club in Canberra's south about 3:00am on Sunday. Officers said the two men, dressed in dark clothing and carrying a black duffle bag, forced their way into the club after shocking the security guard with a weapon.
Police said the manager of the club then let the men in, at which point he and the security guard were forced to walk at gunpoint towards the cash register. Once inside the club, the man carrying the gun appears to threaten two people playing poker machines by pointing the gun directly at them. The two men eventually fled with a sum of cash.
One of the men is described as 173 centimetres in height and of a stocky build. The other is described as leaner and taller, about 185cm in height. Mawson Club has been the scene of a number of armed robberies, including an infamous case in 2004 in which a security guard was shot.
Police surrounded a candy factory in Moscow after an attacker fatally shot a security guard and injured three people on December 27.
Authorities said the assailant was the factory's former owner, Ilya Averyanov, who was not yet detained.
In a phone call to a radio station, Averyanov had claimed he was defending himself against a "gang" he accused of seizing the property in collusion with Moscow prosecutors. (Reuters)
KUALA LUMPUR: Four youths robbed and killed a Pakistani security guard at the Jalan Permai 2/14 water treatment plant in Puchong Permai, Selangor, early Tuesday, but police arrested all four within hours. Subang Jaya District Police chief ACP Mohammad Zalin Sadari said the guard, Muhammad Gul, 69, died after he was slashed in the head and hands at the guardhouse at about 12.30am. Police arrested three suspects as early as 4am and the fourth sometime later, he said.
“A preliminary investigation found that the motive was robbery. The four youths, aged between 16 and 20, were in a state of intoxication and had run out of money to buy more alcoholic drinks,” he said. He also said that the police seized a machete, clothing and shoes.
The suspects had admitted to discarding the machete and clothing near the scene of the crime, he said.
Mohammad Zalin said the body of the guard had been sent to the Serdang Hospital. – Bernama