• Short Summary

    After a wild chase through the streets of suburban Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (13 April) police cornered a man, claimed to be a bank robber, and shot him dead.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV: Bank robber in car firing pistol from open window, and being followed by police cars.
    0.21

    2.
    GV & SV: Police closing in and taking positions on foot. Bank robber's abandoned car in distance.
    0.40

    3.
    CU & SV PAN: Police officers giving orders. (2 SHOTS)
    1.10

    4.
    SV: Detectives behind robber's car.
    1.15

    5.
    SV: Police moving closer to shed. (2 SHOTS)
    1.28

    6.
    SV: Police dog handler approaching shed.
    1.31

    7.
    CU: Police chief speaking to reporter.
    1.46


    MURPHY: "The police became suspicious that the offender may be secreted in a small galvanised iron type of garden locker shed. Two detectives very courageously approached that shed. One of the detectives saw that the locking device, the half locking device on the interior of the door was not in position.



    He then opened that door and was confronted by the armed man who had a sawn-off 22 rifle and who shot at that detective. The detective jumped aside and shot back, and the armed bank robber is now dead."



    Police said that apart from the armed bank robbery of 29-thousand Australian dollars, David Lawrence Hunter was wanted for robberies totalling 88-thousand dollars. More than 200 police were involved in the search for him, after the spectacular car chase. David Lawrence Hunter was a car salesman from the affluent Brisbane suburb of Kenmore. He was also the proprietor of two coffee lounges.




    Initials JS/1735


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After a wild chase through the streets of suburban Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday (13 April) police cornered a man, claimed to be a bank robber, and shot him dead.

    SYNOPSIS: The man exchanged shots with police as they chased him at high speed through Toowong, a quiet Brisbane suburb.

    A short while later, police cornered the man in a garden shed, after he had abandoned his car. Police said the man, David Lawrence Hunter aged 37, had held up a bank and escaped with 29-thousand Australian dollars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAOPSRU8OODUO1LRZR4FLC935Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOPSRU8OODUO1LRZR4FLC935Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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