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Posted: 9/1/2004 7:21:01 PM EST


www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/01/1093939003400.html?oneclick=true

Scope on the lead guy looks like that leupold red dot scope thingy? Not sure, but no optics on the mp5 or on the last M4 i think.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:22:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/09/02/robbersST_wideweb__430x281.jpg

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/01/1093939003400.html?oneclick=true

Scope on the lead guy looks like that leupold red dot scope thingy? Not sure, but no optics on the mp5 or on the last M4 i think.



Looks like the Leupold CQ something or other.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:35:52 PM EST
copy - n - paste...

member restricted site, and I'm not filling out their forms.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:45:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:
copy - n - paste...

member restricted site, and I'm not filling out their forms.



The fuck? It didnt need any rego before...


Military Road drama ... armed police officers storm the St George Bank in Neutral Bay yesterday only to discover the robbers have shot through via their hole in the wall. Photo: Jacky Ghossein


A hole in the wall of a bank was meant to be the path to riches for two robbers, but it became an escape route instead after their attempted heist was foiled by the heroism of two men.

For two hours yesterday, it appeared the St George Bank in Military Road, Neutral Bay, was under siege, with fears staff were being held hostage inside. But it later emerged that the robbers might have fled just as the drama began, removing their balaclavas and escaping in the crowd as other buildings were evacuated.

The drama began just before 9.30am when a female staff member arrived at work. Two colleagues were already inside, probably being held at gunpoint by two robbers who had entered overnight by breaking through from a vacant building next door.

Police Superintendent John Sweeney, local area commander at North Sydney, said it was "reasonable to assume" they were waiting for staff to open the safes.

As the third woman walked in, passing customers waiting outside for the bank to open, she saw the security door was open. A friend of the woman's told the Herald: "She saw a shadow behind the door and realised it was not right. Somebody with a balaclava grabbed her. She was fighting and screaming."
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Outside, Jim Rivers could see her struggling. Mr Rivers, an army veteran, and another man known only as Fred, an expatriate American, raced to her rescue. They grappled with the robber, managing to free the woman as he tried to drag her inside.

Fred told John Laws on 2UE: "One of these fellows [Mr Rivers] rushed in and I went to help him. The guy told us to get out because he had a gun but we did not see it."

Peter Collins, the former NSW opposition leader, came upon the scene afterwards, wearing his uniform as Fleet Legal Officer for the Navy. "I thought they were exceptionally brave," he said of the two men.

Police rushed to the scene, cordoned off the bank and closed about 150 metres of Military Road. People were cleared away, including Jill Norval, who has a suntanning business above the bank. "The police came in about 10am and told me there was 'a situation' in the bank and I should get out."

Police, at a command post in nearby Young Street, believed the robbers were still in the bank and that the two women were in danger. They got the two women out about 11.30, and soon afterwards five heavily armed officers stormed the bank. Two blasts were heard, understood to have been stun grenades.

They found the bank empty, and Superintendent Sweeney said: "We've got no idea what time they [the offenders] extracted themselves."

Police said one robber was about 175 centimetres tall, of skinny build and wearing a black tracksuit and white running shoes. He was masked, and carrying a walkie-talkie. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:47:13 PM EST
At least the event was foiled.

- BG
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 7:48:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2004 7:49:03 PM EST by BUCC_Guy]
Damnit! Double-post... sorry

To make the post worth something, here's a funny pic.

- BG
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