18 June 2018

Armed man allegedly steals car in Greenway and sets it alight 15 minutes later

| Glynis Quinlan
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A black HSV Clubsport sedan was allegedly stolen from two people in Greenway last Monday and set alight 15 minutes later.

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses or dash-cam footage of the alleged theft which occurred about 9.30 pm on June 11.

Police report that two people were in the car park on the corner of Cowlishaw and Reed Streets, when they were approached by a man believed to be armed with a weapon.

The man demanded the keys to their car – a black HSV Clubsport sedan with ACT registration YMN 10S.

According to police, the victims complied and the man left the car park in the sedan and was last seen on Cowlishaw Street, turning left onto Reed Street.

About 9:45 pm – just 15 minutes later – police received a report of the car being well alight at Point Hut Crossing.

Police are urging anyone who may have information which could assist police, including dash-cam or CCTV footage, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Information can be provided anonymously but please quote reference 6525805.

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What the heck is happening in Tuggeranong over the last 12 months? It’s just one sad crime after another.

Either the police aren’t being properly funded for the Tuggeranong area, the police are not allocating their resources properly or they are not doing enough pro-active policing to prevent these problems.

Sadly, Some of these crimes have been committed by public housing tenants who the ACT government moved from the city out to Tuggeranong. These are People who need extra support and positive attention from the Social experts who can help.

I hope Andrew Barr understands he just can’t use the Public Housing property sale windfall as he wishes and expect others to put up with the consequences of his actions.

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