ACT Policing is urging residents of Narrabundah to be on the look-out for suspicious persons and activity after a rise in reports of property damage offences.
Between 1 December 2012 and 27 January 2013, police received 11 reports from members of the public who had their tyres slashed or damaged.
Acting Officer-in-Charge of Woden Police Station, Sergeant Mark Steel, is urging residents to park their cars in carports or garages if they can.
“More than 23 tyres have been damaged during the two months of summer. Some owners have been targeted twice, and in one night four vehicles were damaged on Caley Crescent,” Sergeant Steel said.
“We are increasing our patrols of the area and surrounding suburbs.
Residents are urged to contact police on 131 444 if they see anyone acting suspiciously in the area.”
The cars are usually parked out the front of the residences. The damage occurs primarily overnight, between Thursday and Sunday.