I just wanted state my absolute disgust with ACT policing. On Monday 9th September, my daughter’s new car that she’d only had a few weeks was broken into out the front of our house in Calwell.
Someone had popped the window which shattered it so as not to make any noise, they removed the shattered window in one piece and placed it under her car, this caused more that $1,000 damage to her new car with the cost of the replacement window and the cost to have the bent frame around the window reparied. Her boyfriends wallet was the only thing taken from her car (and it wasn’t in plain sight). I called to report this to the police, and I was told they don’t send a patrol for this and gave me a crime report number for her insurance and as far as they were concerned that was that.
That same afternoon my daughter’s boyfriend went door knocking the neighbours to see if anyone had seen or heard anything. This is when we discovered our next door neighbours have a CCTV camera set up at the front of their garage which can partially see our front yard as they’ve had their cars broken into a few times and they offered to have a look a see if they could see anything.
The next afternoon they came over to tell us that they had indeed seen the offender on the camera looking through their car windows with a torch and trying to open their car doors at about 3.30am before moving off in the direction of our place and it wasn’t some young teenager as we had suspected. They then called the police, informed them that they had video of the person that broke into my daughter’s car and the police were not even interested in coming around to take a look. What good are the police these days????
We have this low life piece of scum on video and the police are not one bit interested. It seems that Canberran’s can just walk around breaking into people’s cars and nothing will be done about it. I know in the grand sceme of things this isn’t a big crime, but it is still a crime for which we have video and undeniable evidence and yet the police are happy to just let this person continue walking the streets damaging other people’s hard earned property. Absolutely angry and disgusted is how I am feeling right now and the police wonder why people take matters into their own hands!!!