ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Gowrie male for theft after executing a search warrant yesterday afternoon (Friday October 22) on his home.
On Wednesday October 20, the offender is alleged to have entered the McDonald’s restaurant in Dickson and stolen two Ronald McDonald money donation boxes from the front counter.
CCTV of the incident supplied to police led to the offender being identified and a subsequent search warrant being executed on his home late yesterday afternoon.
The offender was stopped by police as he was attempting to leave his home and consented to his vehicle being searched. A number of evidentiary items were seized from the vehicle and home.
The male will be summonsed to attend the Magistrate’s Court at a later date.
2. Lyons fire:
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire in a unit at Strathgordon Court in Lyons which occurred overnight (Saturday October 23).
About 12.30am police were called to assist the ACT Fire Brigade in evacuating residents from within the complex.
Witnesses report seeing several people running from the unit as the fire commenced.
The unit has suffered extensive damage however the cost of the damage is unknown at this stage. No one was injured.
AFP Forensic Services will conduct an examination of the scene later today and investigations are continuing into the cause.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.