ACT Policing has issued a facefit of an offender who has used credit cards and a car stolen from a home in Forrest recently, and warned Canberra home owners to review their home security.
The credit card was with cash, personal items and car keys stolen from the residence by a brazen thief, who had entered the house in the early hours of the morning through an unsecured door while the occupants were asleep.
While detectives cannot firmly link the man in the facefit who used the stolen card to the offender who committed the burglary and stole the late model silver Audi TT from the Forrest home between 12.45am and 6.30am, Detective Sergeant John Giles from Criminal Investigations said the offences offered a strong reminder to householders about securing their doors and windows.
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The man who committed the credit card fraud is described as approximately 180 centimeters tall (5’11”), Caucasian, slim build, small neatly trimmed moustache and goatee style facial hair.
“Most burglaries committed in Canberra are opportunistic in nature,” Detective Sergeant Giles said.
“While we live in a city with an enviably low crime rate, householders need to be aware that an unlocked door or window is like an open invitation for thieves. We want people to walk around their home at night and double-check that their windows and doors are secure because in this case, the burglary was committed as the occupants were sleeping.”
Anyone who may recognise this man in the facefit or can assist in any other way with the investigation is urged 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.