A ‘brazen’ offender has been regularly stealing money from Canberra Airport car park ticket machines over the last 12 months with police calling for public help in identifying the man.
The Australian Federal Police said that cash has been stolen from a variety of ticket machines at Canberra Airport and the Majura Park parking precinct during several incidents over the past year.
The thefts are now occurring on almost a weekly basis and have resulted in significant damage to the car park ticket machines.
Canberra Airport Police Commander, Sergeant Craig Fontana said information from the public would be very useful in stopping the thefts.
“These attacks have been extremely brazen so I’m sure someone can assist with the identification of the alleged offender,” Sergeant Fontana said.
“Any information the public can provide, however small, will be useful in stopping these thefts now occurring almost weekly.”
Images taken from CCTV footage released by the AFP show a man wearing a grey hooded jumper, black baseball cap, blue jeans with a black belt, black gloves, dark grey runners and carrying multi-coloured striped and black bags.
The CCTV footage also identified two vehicles linked to the offender – a white ute (thought to be a twin-cab Holden Rodeo or Ford Courier) and a white sedan (possibly a Mitsubishi Magna).
Police are asking anyone who has information that could assist them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Information can be provided anonymously but please quote reference 6283677.