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Brazen thief stealing almost weekly from Canberra airport car park ticket machines

Glynis Quinlan 30 July 2018 20

Images from CCTV footage of a man stealing from ticket machines at Canberra airport. Images supplied by the AFP.

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.

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20 Responses to Brazen thief stealing almost weekly from Canberra airport car park ticket machines
Dave Phillips Dave Phillips 2:45 pm 31 Jul 18

If it is a regular thing just stake the machines out with some officers in plain clothes in regular vehicles, when they have a go at the machine scoop them up.

Bianca Cotter Bianca Cotter 8:18 pm 30 Jul 18

Stirling Lewis the people at coin deposit machine today????

Steve Ulrich Steve Ulrich 7:00 pm 30 Jul 18

Isn’t afp responsible for protective security at airports?

    Chris Van Aaken Chris Van Aaken 2:08 am 31 Jul 18

    Afp is also the police force for Canberra

Josephine Jacobs Josephine Jacobs 6:02 pm 30 Jul 18

It’s simple really. Stop charging fees for parking! 😡

Richard Algis Richard Algis 4:49 pm 30 Jul 18

I thought the owners of Canberra Airport were stealing cash off me for years. Who is this Johnny come lately?

Stan Vizovitis Stan Vizovitis 3:51 pm 30 Jul 18

So much for a high security complex

Harold Brown Harold Brown 2:58 pm 30 Jul 18

Feel like i have cash stolen every time i park at the Canberra Airport

Lauryn Roberts Lauryn Roberts 1:10 pm 30 Jul 18

Put an ATM ink thing in it so when they bust it open they make a mess

    Bill Thompson Bill Thompson 1:28 pm 30 Jul 18

    Pretty good security. Makes me feel really safe parking my car there even with the extortionist fees charged.

    Lauryn Roberts Lauryn Roberts 4:59 pm 30 Jul 18

    Pierson Blake yea not really my field so sorry if I don't know the correct name .... but seems like a fairly simple plan if it's happening regularly ?! Lol

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