Tuggeranong car rampage

By 18 May, 2012 11

ACT Policing is appealing to car owners to remove all valuables from their cars of an evening after a recent spate of thefts in Canberra’s south.

Between Thursday, May 10 and Sunday, May 13, eleven cars were broken into from a number of suburbs in the Tuggeranong area, including Isabella Plains, Kambah, Monash, Chisholm, Fadden, Gordon and Richardson.

The break-ins occurred overnight with most car windows being smashed and items of value stolen, such as GPS, iPods, cash and wallets. Some of the cars have had their steering column removed and wires have been found loose in an attempt by offenders to steal the car.

Officer-In-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Daryl Neit, asks for car owners to remove all valuables from their cars when they get home of an evening.

“If people remove their valuables from their cars of an evening, their car is less likely to become a target for thieves. Most crimes are ones of opportunity,” said Sergeant Neit.

“I would urge anyone who sees or hears suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call police on 131-444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

People can also provide information via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to Tuggeranong car rampage
#1
Cheap1:46 pm, 18 May 12

Who leaves their wallet in their car?

#2
HenryBG2:02 pm, 18 May 12

You should be able to leave your wallet anywhere you like, it’s the guy who steals it who is at fault.

But then again, if a woman wears a short skirt, she only has herself to blame if she gets raped, tight?

Some of the cars have had their steering column removed and wires have been found loose in an attempt by offenders to steal the car.

Lol! Who writes this rubbish?

#3
goggles133:23 pm, 18 May 12

HenryBG said :

You should be able to leave your wallet anywhere you like, it’s the guy who steals it who is at fault.

But then again, if a woman wears a short skirt, she only has herself to blame if she gets raped, tight?

Some of the cars have had their steering column removed and wires have been found loose in an attempt by offenders to steal the car.

Lol! Who writes this rubbish?

the same person who wrote: “asks for car owners to remove all valuables from their cars when they get home of an evening.”

why not use simple plain english?

also, all valuables should be removed from cars no matter where they are and what time of day it is.

#4
Cheap11:13 am, 19 May 12

HenryBG said :

You should be able to leave your wallet anywhere you like, it’s the guy who steals it who is at fault.

But then again, if a woman wears a short skirt, she only has herself to blame if she gets raped, tight?

Some of the cars have had their steering column removed and wires have been found loose in an attempt by offenders to steal the car.

Lol! Who writes this rubbish?

Actually, all I’m saying is it’s a weird place to leave your wallet.

In response to what you were saying – it’s not that the crim is entitled to steal your wallet just because it’s there, it’s just that if you’re leaving valuables in your car then you’re going to have to accept that they might get stolen.

#5
dvaey3:22 pm, 19 May 12

Cheap said :

Who leaves their wallet in their car?

Where else are you going to take it? There is nothing at home that I need ID or cash for, so why would I need my wallet? However, if I do bring my wallet inside, its not impossible to head out without remembering to grab it. Id rather leave it there than forget about it when I need it.

Cheap said :

In response to what you were saying – it’s not that the crim is entitled to steal your wallet just because it’s there, it’s just that if you’re leaving valuables in your car then you’re going to have to accept that they might get stolen.

Sounds like a good time to set up some bait cars in the ACT. Except that even caught red-handed in a stolen car, our judiciary would probably tell them not to do it again, and give a 3 month good-behaviour bond. Unless the offence was committed while on bail, in which case its a 12 month good-behaviour bond.

#6
Typsy McStaggers3:07 pm, 20 May 12

I suprised three young fellas robbing a car in my apartment complex in Kambah just after midnight on Friday. They did the bolt immediately. I called Crimestoppers and by the time a cruiser arrived they had already picked them up, and were gathering evidence. Little pharque-tards were robbing the car of an elderly, physically impaired lady, so I’m really hoping these punks were the ones responsible for all these other break-ins and boys (and girls) in blue have enough to throw the book at them.

#7
HenryBG3:56 pm, 20 May 12

Typsy McStaggers said :

I suprised three young fellas robbing a car in my apartment complex in Kambah just after midnight on Friday. They did the bolt immediately. I called Crimestoppers and by the time a cruiser arrived they had already picked them up, and were gathering evidence. Little pharque-tards were robbing the car of an elderly, physically impaired lady, so I’m really hoping these punks were the ones responsible for all these other break-ins and boys (and girls) in blue have enough to throw the book at them.

Nice work Typsy.

Let’s hope our judiciary remembers that it *us* that is it supposed to serve by getting these scumbags off the streets.

#8
dungfungus9:07 pm, 20 May 12

HenryBG said :

Typsy McStaggers said :

I suprised three young fellas robbing a car in my apartment complex in Kambah just after midnight on Friday. They did the bolt immediately. I called Crimestoppers and by the time a cruiser arrived they had already picked them up, and were gathering evidence. Little pharque-tards were robbing the car of an elderly, physically impaired lady, so I’m really hoping these punks were the ones responsible for all these other break-ins and boys (and girls) in blue have enough to throw the book at them.

Nice work Typsy.

Let’s hope our judiciary remembers that it *us* that is it supposed to serve by getting these scumbags off the streets.

+1 Henry.

#9
Dilandach11:41 pm, 20 May 12

Seems fuel is also a favourite target. I made the mistake of not locking my car one night last week. Jumping in the car the next day to go to work and I’m greeted with an open fuel door, loose fuel cap and my car over a quarter of a tank of fuel lighter.

Although I strongly suspect my dodgy neighbour on his compo sponsored permanent holiday and his jerry can sitting on his front varandah might have had a hand in it. Its certainly not the first time I’ve had suspicions on fuel thievery.

#10
gooterz12:13 am, 21 May 12

Dilandach said :

Seems fuel is also a favourite target. I made the mistake of not locking my car one night last week. Jumping in the car the next day to go to work and I’m greeted with an open fuel door, loose fuel cap and my car over a quarter of a tank of fuel lighter.

Although I strongly suspect my dodgy neighbour on his compo sponsored permanent holiday and his jerry can sitting on his front varandah might have had a hand in it. Its certainly not the first time I’ve had suspicions on fuel thievery.

If you ever go to trash an old car fill it up with sugar water first .. leave it a few weeks :P

#11
Deref8:34 am, 21 May 12

Who TF would remove a steering column? What would they do with it?

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