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Armed robber loses mask.

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WAVING a sawn-off shotgun and a 20cm knife, two men threaten the lives of drinkers and staff at a Sydney pub - the third time in 17 days.
Sick of being a victim, one patron fights back and, despite having his arm broken with a chair, his head split open by a wine bottle and being stabbed in the stomach, he unmasks a robber.

And it was his bravery that could provide the key to solving the crime, as the robber's face was caught on CCTV.

Yet, despite the obvious benefit, the images of Tuesday's robbery at the Stella Inn in Tempe were not publicly released by the NSW Police's multi-million-dollar media unit yesterday.

Instead it was the Stella Inn's manager who gave the footage to The Daily Telegraph.

"People should know there are bad guys out there running around with guns and see how frightening it is," said the manager, who did not wished to be named. "One bloke who saw the last robbery fought back and while I would tell people not to do it, his bravery and toughness means we can see the face of one of these guys.
This is a real locals' pub and until the last three weeks we have always felt safe here. We are now increasing security patrols, cameras and time delayed safes.

"We have to make the customers feel safe again. The best way of doing that is to have these guys caught."

The Stella Inn was robbed on July 10, 21 and 27.

"Police don't think they are done by the same guys - and I agree - but something is going on," the manager said. "We were robbed last Wednesday. Just 20 minutes earlier the same guys robbed the Bankstown Hotel and a shot was fired."

The manager did not want to be critical of front-line officers, instead criticising the force's policy makers.

"They [police officers] have a really tough job but there seems to be a policy of keeping things quiet when in fact it should be made public," he said.

"If you look at the video it's obvious these guys know what they are doing."

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Added: Jul-29-2010 Occurred On: Jul-29-2010
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  • But, but, but sawed-off shotguns are ILLEGAL in Aussyland. How could those criminals get sawed-off shotgun if its illegal?

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    • Typical Yank. When are you going to realize that you're ten times more likely to get your head blown off in the US than in any civilized western country because of your second amendment?

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    • I don't suppose anybody told you that Australia's armed robbery rate is actually much higher after the gun bans...

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    • wait about 5-10 years when they pass sharia law in england and then we'll talk :)

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    • Typical ignoramus.

      Sit around and wait for the cops next time your home is being broken into.

      People have a right (at least in America) to defend themselves, their families and their homes.

      At least we do until the lib's fuck us out of that too.

      So you sit on your Aussie arse and wait for another man to come protect your family. I'll take care of my own, thank you.

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    • Firearm homicide rate per 100,000 pop.
      US: 2.97
      Australia: 0.31
      UK: 0.12

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  • What happened to the integrity of criminals obeying Australia's strict gun owner control laws?

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    • While armed robberies do happen in Australia its gun crime rate is a lot lower than the gun crime rate in the USA. How about looking at statistics not individual cases? And you live in the USA what do you care what our gun laws are? I doubt you would find much public support for gun ownership here. Get it already, we do not want our streets overrun with guns.

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    • I doubt he cares what your gun laws are.The point is to make a statement to the gun control nuts,as he is obviosly a nra nut.

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    • "Overrun with guns?" You seem to be giving guns a certain animated personification. It's like you are under the delusion that they are alive with a mind and responsibility of their own.

      Has it ever occurred to you that perhaps the per capita murder rate might be higher in the US because we simply have more murderers here? The reason you don't want an increase in gun ownership in OZ is because either YOU don't trust yourself with a gun or you think that YOUR criminals would be less More..

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  • Police will say: Perp of Middle Eastern appearance.

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  • In my world all robbers would be quickly executed. The drawback would be what to do after we have no congress.

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  • All pubs and shops should have guns, fuck knows why hey dont, could I be a genius I wonder, very likely.

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    • Same here but it wouldnt stop me to be honest, if I found someone in my home and I had a gun and love to shoot them a few times, I would welcome jail just to make a point that he fucked with the wrong honky.

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  • Thank God Australian polotician's have taken away the citizen's right to carry a fire arm for protection(Sarcastic!), so the bad guy's have free rein on whoever and where ever they choose to rob. Thank God I'm in Oklahoma and if I feel my life is being threatened I get to stand my ground and take out the threat with any mean's possible. I carry my own sidearm for protection against idiots like these.

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  • Each side keeps going back and forth.

    In America we do this...in Australia and Britain we do this.

    More to the point while we all live in our respective countries, we really live in a 20-25 square radius of our homes for the most part. I don't "live" in America so much as I live in my town and it's surrounding area. Soemtimes I go on vacation but that doesn't count.

    My point is, we all live in our own little worlds and the bottom line is, I'm protecting my world. I'm not go More..

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  • Robbed 3 times in 17 days? you better get a gun....a big one!!

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  • If there was somebody in danger I would risk my life to save them, but I'm not risking a bullet in the head for a cash register. You want to call that cowardice, so be it. I have kids to think about.

    Patron had to have a lot of liquid courage/stupidity in him.

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  • You are your own first line of defense. Get a shotgun behind the bar, rules be damned, they aint helping you.

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  • When the citizens and business owners are unarmed, the criminals have a field day..

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  • Gun Control is a Liberal creed. Always has been.
    ....and like ALL Liberal creeds, the foundation exists where they take out liberty and freedom only to insert controls. Liberals preach that

    nothing is anybody's fault. Liberals embrace unaccountability. "It's not your fault you are a dirtbag"The Second creed of a liberal is lack of

    responsibility. No one is fond of taking personal responsibility for his or her actions. "Let's blame the victim and not criminal!" The Liberal More..

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  • Americans say "here in america we shoot our criminals because people have guns" And then Non-Americans reply "but in america more people get shot" Isn't that just repeating what the Americans said?

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  • FAKE! Australian outlawed private ownership of guns. It's impossible that a criminal could be armed.

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    • Blah blah blah. Like a broken record. Sure why not ignore the bigger picture and judge the situation by individual events. Go send some money to the NRA or something. Or buy another gun. You're too afraid to live without them it seems.

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    • Says the guy who's too afraid to live with them.

      LOL

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  • One of these days very soon they will rob the wrong store/person and they will get whats coming to them.

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  • "We have to make the customers feel safe again. The best way of doing that is to have these guys caught." lol...no shit?

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  • More ignorant nationalism on both sides. Watching you guys thump on your chests bragging about which country is the best it very Youtube.

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justifiable_homicide

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  • Ban guns and criminals rule the streets, the bars... your home.

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  • The camera "Main POS" lived up to its name.

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  • HE should have just screamed his name after that lol

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  • Immigrants.

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  • Say cheese!

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