BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN. WANTED IN FIVE STATES

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN
WANTED IN FIVE STATES
Colin Creed, Cop bank robber

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN.

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This is the story of one of Australias most corrupt police officers, yet hardly anyone remembers him.

Colin James Creed was born in Victoria in 1947.
His whole family moved to Adelaide when Colin was just ten years old.
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In 1966. aged just 18, He joined the South Australian police force. He reportedly scored 133 on an IQ test and was Dux of his class.

REPUTATION

His reputation as a big spender preceded him as he well known to splurge cash on clothes and fancy restaurants,

In 1974, while stationed at the Hindmarsh police station.
A woman at Creeds police station reported a rape. When the interviewing officer asked what her attacker looked like, she pointed straight at Creed. The questioning officer asked her if her rapist looked like Creed. She replied that it didn’t look like Creed. It was Creed.

Creed, pulled aside, questioned and suspended temporarily. But he was back at work quickly. His excuse was that he had investigated a minor robbery at the ladies unit a few months earlier. The break-in remained unsolved. So the lady held a grudge against him.

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN.

Over the next few years, Creed climbed the police ladder until he became a fraud squad detective.

In 1979, A friendly and outgoing 20-year-old bank clerk named Anne Roberts had been out partying. She was with friends at` Jules Disco in Hindley Street.

She returned home and someone sexually assaulted her and bashed to death with a house brick at her Emerson Road, Black Forest home unit.

Detectives accused Creed of this crime, but the evidence seemed to prove him innocent of this. However, some people still believe him to be guilty.

On April 10 1980, Creed held up the Bank of South Australia at 143 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville.

On April 21, he held up two banks in one day, One on Unley Rd and one at Henley Beach.

BANK ROBBERYS

Then on May 5 1981, he held up a bank at Glenelg south.
This time, CCTV footage captured the disguised robber, brandishing a police revolver. The man looked kind of like Creed, wearing a beanie and sunglasses.

They questioned Creed on may 21, 1981, put in the lineup for several hours. No one identified him, so so they release him

Creed didn’t turn up for work the next day, Nor the next day. Police staked out creeds Aberfoyle Park home for over a week but could not find any sign of him.
They soon put him on the most wanted list, with the starting price of $15,000 on his head,

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN.

Soon two more women came forward with rape allegations against CREED.
So, now wanted for two rapes and four bank robberies.
The authorities soon raised the price on Creeds head to $50,000

Creed had fled to Victoria and continued his bank robbery ways. Sometimes hooking up with known bank robber and Pentridge prison escapee Russell MAD DOG Cox.

Russel was also on the Most wanted list after breaking out of Pentridge prison. He was on the run for some time while keeping to his usual business of bank robberies.

MAD DOG COX

But somehow, Creed managed to travel from South Australia and find Cox.
Even though the police had a nationwide search out for the pair of them, and neither could be found.

Police in Melbournes suburb of Coberg noticed a man suspiciously sitting in his car for quite some time. So they approached the man, knocking on the window of the car and asked what he was doing there.

The man told the police he was waiting for a woman, who he was having an affair with. Police accepted this story and left. Later finding out it had been Creed, who was probably staking out a bank. So they returned, but Creed had already left.

Also known as a standover man to several prostitutes, frequently robbing them of their money.
Because of this, Melbourne’s underworld put a price on his head. Creed soon fled to New South Wales. where he pulled off at least one more robbery.

He then fled to Queensland.
Trying to sign up for a hotel room, the desk manager noticed green ink on the money and Creeds hands. He called the police.
The Queensland police held and interrogated him for two days. Creed told them he was a public servant that dealt with large sums of cash.
Once again, the cops belived him and let go.

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN.

BANK ROBBER RAPIST ON THE RUN.
He then fled back to Victoria.
He and several othercon the run gangsters holed up in Mad Dog cox’s Mornington peninsula safe house.
Mad dog had an argument with another gangster and shot him dead.

This called the police to the property, but by the time they arrived, Both Cox and Creed had vanished.
Police found a massive cache of weapons.
This included machine guns, sawn-off shotguns and several different handguns.
All of them with creeds fingerprints on them.

The next time creed popped up was in Western Australia.
In early 1983, Ian Goldie Goldsmith, Another South Australian Police Officer, had a dream that he chased Creed down the road, He told his wife about this, and his wife told him to shut up with his stupid stories.

In July 1983, Goldie, his wife and four children were on holiday in Perth,
They were all walking down the Hay Street Mall, and Goldie spotted Creed, walking into the ABC shop, carrying a black attache case

AUSTRALIA’S MOST WANTED

Inside the shop, Goldie told the ABC shop worker that he was a police officer from South Australia and colin creed was in the shop. The shop worker asked who Colin Creed was, and Goldy replied that he was “AUSTRALIAS MOST WANTED MAN.”

The shop worker then told Goldie, “I can’t make personal calls” so he called for a supervisor who rang 000.
Meanwhile, Goldie stopped a uniform officer, who called over two plainclothes officers and moved towards Creed.

Creed realised what was going on and bolted from the shop, ran down the road and bowled over a paperboy and himself. The two plain-clothed police officers arrested Creed at gunpoint.

The arresting officers had not informed all the other police who were out scouring the streets for Creed. Two officers spotted Goldie’s wife and children sitting in a car waiting for Goldie to return.

POINTED GUNS AT HIS KIDS

The police officers thought they were Creeds girlfriend and her kids, so they approached the car with guns drawn but eventually were alerted that Creed had been captured.

Creed was extradited back to South Australia under heavy police guard.
When his court date arrived, his lawyer would later tell a court Creed was “relieved” to be caught.

Creed eventually pleaded guilty to an armed robbery of the Commonwealth Bank at Glenelg on May 5, 1981. and armed robbery of the Savings Bank of SA at Torrensville on April 10, 1980.
He also admitted to committing the rapes of two women at Unley and Henley Beach within 24 hours in April 1981. Some people believe him to be guilty of a hell of a lot more rapes.

JAILED FOR 21 YEARS


In November 1984, Creed was jailed for 21 years with a non-parole period of 12 years. Originally Creed served his sentence in Yatala labour prison, sharing his cell with the convicted fraudster, Brian Stewart Winsor, Their cell was firebombed, so Creed and Winsor were moved to medium-security at MobIlong prison in the Riverland.
Eventually released on parole in late 1995.


Serving only half his head sentence.
He also avoided serving any time for another six robberies he committed in Victoria when the South Australian courts ruled that the Victorian jail terms be served concurrently with his SA sentence, sparing him a total jail term of 45 years.

Never in trouble with the law again, Creed used his intellectual prowess and forensic love of cricket statistics to make a small fortune online.

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