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(CNN) -- Two masked and machete-wielding men who barged into a club in Sydney, Australia, couldn't have picked a worse night for their robbery -- a monthly meeting of bikers.

About 50 burly bikers fought back with tables and chairs -- pretty much anything that wasn't bolted down. One would-be robber was tied up; the other in the hospital.

Police arrested both.

"These guys were absolutely dumb as bricks," Jerry Vancornewal, leader of the bikers, told CNN Thursday. "I can't believe they saw all the bikes parked up front and they were so stupid that they walked past in."

Vancornewal and his buddies were at the Regents Park Sporting and Community Club in Sydney when the two men wearing ski masks stormed in Wednesday night. They yelled at patrons to drop to the floor as they emptied cash registers at the bar.

Hearing the commotion from an adjacent room, Vancornewal and his pals with the Southern Cross Cruiser motorcycle club stomped through to the bar area to intervene.

"They (the robbers) thought they had the upper advantage with their knives and their machetes," Jim Webb, night supervisor of the club, told CNN. "They didn't expect to run into a bunch of guys carrying chairs and tables."

One of the would-be robbers crashed through a plate-glass door and jumped off a balcony.

"All he had to do was push the button and it automatically opened," Webb quipped.

New South Wales police said they arrested the 20-year-old man a short distance away.

The second man made a break for it through the club's service entrance, but the bikers tackled him near a neighbor's fence.

"We just grabbed him, crash-tackled him to the ground, hogtied him with electrical wire and left him for the cops," Vancornewal said.

Police confirmed in a statement that club patrons subdued the second man until officers arrived, but did not provide additional details. The suspect turned out to be a 16-year-old boy.

Both would-be robbers were charged with attempted armed robbery and "face disguised with intent to commit indictable offense," police said.

A third person, who was waiting in a getaway car, took off when the bikers threw pieces of furniture at him, Webb said. Police have not located him.

The Regents Park Sporting and Community Club is a place where locals come to enjoy drinks and take part in various games: cricket, soccer, lawn bowling. The biking enthusiasts meet there once a month to plan rides and other club activities.

In the last year or so, criminals have struck the club about 10 times, Webb said. And Wednesday night's incident, while unusual, wasn't the most memorable.

"We have these old bingo players and they are really serious about their games," Webb explained. "They do not like to be interrupted."

When robbers barged in one evening and announced that they were holding up the place, the players turned around and testily told them to be quiet.

"They were making it difficult for the players to hear the numbers being called," Webb said.
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In the US, they would've arrested all the bikers, and then allowed the robbers to sue the bikers.

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[quote author=chickmod link=topic=104058.msg2108533#msg2108533 date=1204221679]
In the US, they would've arrested all the bikers, and then allowed the robbers to sue the bikers.
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Lol probably. Which isnt right, cause really it's self defense.
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[quote author=chickmod link=topic=104058.msg2108533#msg2108533 date=1204221679]
In the US, they would've arrested all the bikers, and then allowed the robbers to sue the bikers.
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Sad but true... one incident with my dad the day i picked up my 3 with similiar ending as far as the vigilante getting into trouble. i was following my dad home from the dealer and we were on the phone(my dad telling me how nice the car looked) and i told him watch out this guy just came flying past me and was about to rear end my dad. we turned off with the guy inbetween us still tail gaiting my dad so he stopped(my dad) and went back to yell at the guy(he has really bad road rage) and he smelled alcohol on his breathe really bad so he told me to call the cops. in the meantime he tried to back up and pull around and almost hit my new 3 I told him i'd kick his ass if he hit my car! so my dad eventually took his keys so he couldn't leave. the police came and basically said we could be charge with theft for taking his keys and that it was wrong to keep the man there under his will. they breathalized him and it was like .075 .005 under the legal limit. this was at 7pm and he said he was coming home from work.... nothing happened and they let him go but still come on theft and drunk driving it was bull shit!
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[quote author=04mzda3htbk link=topic=104058.msg2108558#msg2108558 date=1204222419]
[quote author=chickmod link=topic=104058.msg2108533#msg2108533 date=1204221679]
In the US, they would've arrested all the bikers, and then allowed the robbers to sue the bikers.
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Sad but true... one incident with my dad the day i picked up my 3 with similiar ending as far as the vigilante getting into trouble. i was following my dad home from the dealer and we were on the phone(my dad telling me how nice the car looked) and i told him watch out this guy just came flying past me and was about to rear end my dad. we turned off with the guy inbetween us still tail gaiting my dad so he stopped(my dad) and went back to yell at the guy(he has really bad road rage) and he smelled alcohol on his breathe really bad so he told me to call the cops. in the meantime he tried to back up and pull around and almost hit my new 3 I told him i'd kick his ass if he hit my car! so my dad eventually took his keys so he couldn't leave. the police came and basically said we could be charge with theft for taking his keys and that it was wrong to keep the man there under his will. they breathalized him and it was like .075 .005 under the legal limit. this was at 7pm and he said he was coming home from work.... nothing happened and they let him go but still come on theft and drunk driving it was bull shit!
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That sucks. The legal limit is the limit, but it affects other people differently. Best bet would be to let him leave, and just get his license plate. Morally it would be hard to do, especially cause he could end up hurting/killing someone.
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LMFAO! That is brilliant!

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Re: Dumb Wankers Rob Bar Full Of Bikers!

You could be charged with theft for taking a friend's keys that you knew was soused as well. If you could prove they were well over the limit and you were attempting to prevent them from driving, then you probably would either have the charges dropped or they wouldn't stick. However, in this case, sure the man was probably over the legal limit when he started driving and when you stopped him, but legally all that matters is the reading the cops get when they test him...so legally he was safe and allowed to drive, so according to the letter of the law you did commit theft by taking his keys. It sucks in a lot of ways, but what is to say someone isn't going to take someone's keys claiming they are drunk when they are nothing near it. I'd be pissed if I had 2 beers and someone took my keys claiming I was drunk even though both legally and in actuality I would be perfectly sober. I see the logic in not simply allowing a person to claim that you thought the other person was drunk to be enough.

As for the above, even in the US it would be self defense. Sure the robbers could try to sue, but it is unlikely they would win. Though crazier things have happened, such as burglers suing for hurting themselves after breaking into a home and actually wining...it is damned rare though and ususally has some pretty extenuating circumstances.
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Sounds like Australia is where I need to move to.




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