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Police link South Canberra incidents to outlaw motorcycle gangs

Michael Weaver 13 December 2019 2
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ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is investigating a number of shootings and arson attacks in South Canberra recently. Photo: Supplied, ACT Policing

A police taskforce believes a number of shootings and arson attacks committed in South Canberra during the last three months are linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

ACT Policing’s Taskforce Nemesis is targeting criminal gang activity in the ACT and believes at least five incidents between September and November this year are linked to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said at least one of these incidents targeted a home with no known links to outlaw motorcycle gangs.

“We are urging anyone with information or footage of these incidents to contact police, as even a small piece of information may help with inquiries,” the spokesperson said.

The following instances of suspected outlaw motorcycle gang activity are being investigated:

  • About 9:55 pm on 26 September 2019: gunshots were fired at a house on Fraenkel Street, Monash
  • About 10:20 pm on 29 October 2019: gunshots were fired at a house in Fink Crescent, Calwell
  • About 10:40 pm on 29 October 2019: an incendiary device was thrown at a house in Pockett Avenue, Banks
  • About 10:55 pm on 20 November 2019: an aggravated burglary and arson occurred at a house in Chirnside Place, Kambah
  • About 10:10 pm on 25 November 2019: three cars were set on fire at the same residence as a previous incident in Fraenkel Street, Monash.

Police believe these incidents were all specifically targeted and are related to outlaw motorcycle gang activity.

“Officers from Taskforce Nemesis will continue to relentlessly pursue criminal gangs who seek to disrupt the safety of Canberra suburbs,” an ACT Policing spokesperson said.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6458503.

Information can be provided anonymously.


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MERC600 MERC600 9:49 am 14 Dec 19

Every time I read of NSW having a victory over bikie gangs, the outcome for Canberra is more of them heading this way.

I wish the Feds would step in. Our local green labour mob are allowing them to flourish.

noid noid 10:43 pm 13 Dec 19

When is this Greens/Labor Government going to give the police the tools to do their job and make our suburbs safe again. We are currently the ‘go to place’ for OMG’s because we don’t have anti consorting laws like the other jurisdictions. Blind Freddy could see this happening but not this current mob………… Roll on the election Greens/Labor soft on crime!!!!!!!

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