ACT Policing is seeking assistance to an incident of property damage which occurred in Kambah last night (Tuesday, July 8).
About 9.05pm police were called to a report of numerous people at a home in Shaw Place, causing damage to the premises. Upon arrival police saw numerous cars in the street and up to 70 teenagers leaving the location.
Attending police established that a ‘free house’ party had been advertised on Facebook letting members of the public know that a party was going to be held there.
Examination of the premises revealed approximately $100,000 worth of damage to the property with most windows broken, doors pulled off, walls kicked in, light fittings smashed and property in the back yard damaged.
Acting Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Station, Sergeant Mark Rowswell, said this incident is a wanton display of senseless vandalism.
“This is a senseless act with little regard to the home owners. At this time we have a number of vehicle registrations of fleeing cars which we will be following up on,” said Sergeant Rowswell.
“For any teens that were involved, I urge you to come forward and talk to us. We believe those involved are aged between 15 to 18-years- old. It would be better for them to come forward than wait for police to come knock on their door.”
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, been in the area of Shaw Place at the time, or have any information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing Media Release)