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The Guy Who Chases Crooks: Inside The Victoria Police Purana Taskforce

March 11, 2016 It was 20 years ago when a young homicide detective learned a bitter lesson about gangsters, murders and the consequences of cutting corners. Which is you can never go off half-cocked at a cocky crook, particularly one … Continue reading

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Rogerson’s Corrupt Web Of Darkness

June 18th, 2016 With Roger Rogerson safely behind bars with his reputation destroyed beyond defamation, his secret connections with Victorian criminals and corrupt police have come under new scrutiny. Rogerson has always been blamed in underworld and police circles for heading … Continue reading

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Murdered Man Had Been Stabbed And Drugged And Suffered A Prolonged Death

October 5th, 2016 A man whose charred body was found in a suitcase in a Sydney reserve endured a lingering death, a jury has been told. Dr Rianie Van Vuuren said an autopsy could not determine the cause of Dane … Continue reading

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Police Officer’s Heart broken After Giving CPR To Toddler Thrown From Bridge

February 23rd, 2016 The brutal murder of a young girl at the hands of her father in 2009 still haunts a police officer who was one of the first on the scene. Police officer, Colleen Spiteri, 43, has launched legal … Continue reading

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Speeding Jet Ski Rider Strikes And Kills Swimmer

May 8th, 2015 A jet ski driver who was speeding in an exclusion zone off Port Melbourne when he struck and killed a swimmer was “fanging” the machine, a witness told police. The County Court also heard on Friday that other witnesses … Continue reading

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The Pain Of Protesting

May 29th, 2016 A photograph taken during a wild brawl between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters shows a demonstrator who appears to be suffering the after-effect of being pepper sprayed. The picture was taken after police were called in to control … Continue reading

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Dumbass Car Thief Leaves Mobile Phone In Dumped Car

May 17th, 2016 A man who stole a car from a Melbourne garage earlier this month may have left behind the best clue police could hope for – a photo of himself. On May 1st, a red Alfa Romeo was … Continue reading

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Car Jacking In Cheltenham

October 3rd, 2016 Kingston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following two car thefts today. A white Toyota Hilux ute was stolen from Dingley Village early this morning. The ute was driven to a shopping centre carpark … Continue reading

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Armed Robbery At Ferntree Gully Milk Bar

October 4th, 2016 Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an attempted armed robbery at a Ferntree Gully milk bar last month. Investigators have been told a man entered the Forest Road milk bar armed with a knife and demanded goods … Continue reading

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Kingsbury Burglary

October 4th, 2016 Darebin Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance following a burglary at a house in Kingsbury last month. Investigators have been told the occupant has returned to his Green Avenue address about 11.30am on 15 … Continue reading

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