ATM alert after pensioner robbed in Warrnambool
A 21 year old man and a 15 year old boy were remanded in police custody on the weekend and will appear before a magistrate today charged with several offences relating to the robbery.
The boy was allegedly carrying a knife.
They were apprehended by police about a kilometre away, allegedly with a substantial amount of cash in their possession.
Police yesterday described the crime as desp Toms Shoes icable and warned people, particularly the Toms Shoes elderly, to be careful when withdrawing cash from an ATM in public view.
Detective Senior Constable Jason Bourke of the Warrnambool criminal investigation unit told The Standard yesterday the victim was very shaken up by the incident, but did not receive serious injuries.
“It was a brazen attack on a member of the community, especially in broad daylight,” he said.
“The man received lacerations on his hands and was conveyed to hospital for a check up.
“He was definitely in shock and the incident will take its toll on him considering he has a long term illness.
“It’s pretty disgusting for the perpetrators to rob him, run off and leave him on the ground.”
The crime happened about 3.30pm Friday on Koroit Street, just east of the Banyan Street intersec
Police say the elderly man withdrew cash from the Bendigo Bank ATM, put the money in his wallet which he then placed into his back pocket before walking east along Koroit Street carrying two white plastic bags containing shopping items.
“The offenders approached him from behind, grabbed the wallet from his back pocket and knocked him to the ground,” Detective Senior Constable Bourke said.
“They then ran off and a short time later were arrested at the intersection of Nicholson and Flaxman streets.
“A remand hearing was held at the police station Friday evening and they were remanded in custody to face a magistrate on Monday. This is a reminder for people to be aware of their surroundings when withdrawing money from ATMs.”
The 21 year old man from Warrnambool faces charges of robbery, recklessly causing injury and assault in company while the boy faces the same charges plus extras of resisting police and possessing a prohibited weapon (knife).
Anyone with information which could help with investigations is asked to ring the police station or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
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Atletico Madrid extends Liga lead
BARCELONA, Spain Diego Costa was carried off with a bloody leg a Toms Shoes fter scoring Atletico Madrid’s second goal in a 2 0 win at 10 man Getafe on Sunday, although the team said its star striker escaped without a serious injury.
Atletico extended its Spanish league lead to three points with five rounds to play as it closes in on what would be its first league title in 18 years.
Costa slammed into the post while poking in his 26th goal of the season in the 84th minute, opening a cut on his left shin and requiring the stadium’s medical crew to carry him off the pitch while he covered his face and muffled his screams.
While his teammates looked distraught as he writhed on the pitch, Atletico said less than 10 minutes after the match on Twitter that “luckily Diego Costa only has a cut after hitting the post.”
“He’s fine, calm, a cut doesn’t do any more harm,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said about his leading scorer. “We now have five games left, and we have to play each one like it was a final.”
Despite the scare, Atletico took advantage of Barcelona’s loss on Saturday to open up a three point lead over Real Madrid with Barcelona another point behind.
Defender Diego Godin gave Atletico the lead in the 40th before Getafe’s Alexis Ruano was dismissed with a red card in the 66th for pulling Miranda down in the area, with goalkeeper Jordi Codina saving Diego Costa’s penalty and Raul Garcia’s follow up try.
Atletico then applied the same stout defence that it used to eliminate Barcelona from the Champions League this week to keep Getafe in the relegation zone.
“This was a tough rival to beat because a lot was on the line,” Godin said. “(And) the victory is a bitter one for what happened to Diego Costa.”
Costa was back in Atletico’s starting 11 having recovered from a r Toms Shoes ight thigh injury that sidelined him for two games.
The Brazilian born player is having a breakout season that has earned him a spot on Vicente del Bosque’s squad for Spain in this summer’s World Cup.
He showed no signs of slowing down as he deployed the same physical style of play that has made him the revelation of the league this season, earning three fouls and two yellow cards for Getafe’s defenders in the first half hour.
And after Codina blocked his penalty kick, Costa kept hustling and got his chance to pull to within two goals of league leader Cristiano Ronaldo when he slid to meet Adrian Lopez’s cross.
The goal came at a high price, with his cries heard across the pitch at Alonso Perez Coliseum following his brutal collision with the upright.
Godin put Atletico in front when he rose up over his marker to guide in Juanfran Torres’ cross with a well placed header over Codina, who was caught off his line and yet nowhere near Godin.
Also on Sunday, forward Kevin Gameiro scored twice to help Sevilla win a bad tempered derby at 10 man Toms Shoes Real Betis 2 0 and stay in the hunt for Spain’s final Champions League berth.
Gameiro converted a penalty in the 30th after Juan Carlos Perez was sent off for fouling Carlos Bacca. Gameiro added another goal in the 82nd.
Sevilla’s victory moved it to within three points of fourth place Athletic Bilbao before the Basque side hosts Malaga on Monday.
Unai Emery’s Sevilla continues to have a strong second half of the season with eight wins in the last nine rounds as it aims for a return to Europe’s top tier competition. It advanced to the semifinals of the Europa League against Valencia after eliminating FC Porto earlier this week.
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The loss left Betis languishing in last place, some 10 points from safety with five rounds to go.
Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita saved a penalty to ensure a 2 1 win at home over Elche. Pablo Piatti and Dani Parejo scored for Valencia with Ferran “Coro” Corominas getting Elche’s goal.
Espanyol defender Diego Colotto scored two minutes from time to salvage a 2 2 draw at home with Rayo Vallecano. Christian Stuani opened for Espanyol before Iago Falque and Joaquin Larrivey scored for Rayo.
Atlas Van Lines survey indicates drivers more connected
EVANSVILLE, Ind. An annual survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers has revealed they are more environmentally conscious and staying more connected through technology than ever before.
The King of the Road survey, now in its ninth year, surveyed drivers on a wide variety of topics.
the millions of miles our seasoned road warriors log each year, our drivers have very informed opinions on everything from the best tires to the states with the best rest stops, said Glen Dunkers Toms Shoes on, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. annual King of the Road survey allows our drivers to share their expertise with others on the road and helps the industry identify emerging trends within the profession. For the first time, more than half of Atlas drivers are seeking out recycling opportunities for aluminum, plastic and glass trash items they accumulate during their travels, Atlas revealed.
Also, 38% are using reusable drink containers while 33% use reusable grocery bags.
Smartphone usage amongst drivers is also on the rise, Atlas Toms Shoes reported. Now 66% of drivers use a smartphone, up 6% from a year ago. The iPhone is the most popular, ahead of Android devices (58% and 38%, respectively). Drivers reported using e mail and Internet more than in the past, with 56% of responding drivers indicating they use social ne Toms Shoes tworking sites like Facebook and Twitter every day.
The survey also revealed participat Toms Shoes ing Atlas drivers favourite suppliers and places, including: favourite truck stop, Flying J and Pilot; states with the best rest areas, Florida and Ohio; favourite on road music, country; favourite tires, Michelin; favourite motor oil, Shell Rotella; and favourite tractor, Freightliner.
To see the results in an infographic, go here.
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