ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several incidents of graffiti in the area of Erindale shops, in Wanniassa, and the skate park at Greenway.
At 9.40am on Tuesday, August 27 police attended the Erindale shops following a report that extensive graffiti had been sprayed at the location overnight.
Police reviewed CCTV footage from the area which showed a group of approximately eight men spray painting walls in the vicinity around 11.55pm on Monday, August 26. All the males were seen to be wearing dark-coloured hooded jumpers.
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Police are seeking to identify one male who was seen on the CCTV footage (pictured).
About 11pm last night (Tuesday, September 3), Tuggeranong police patrols attended the skate park at Greenway after receiving a report of a number of males spray painting graffiti.
Police searched the surrounding area and located ‘Slow’ tags in the toilet block, throughout the skate park, on an electricity box on the path and other tags along the gravel path heading towards Lake Tuggeranong College.
There were three youths aged between 14 to 16- years-old involved in this week’s incident.
Erindale shops has been the target of more graffiti in the last week, with a further 10 ‘tags’ being located by local shop owners.
Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Station Sergeant Daryl Neit, said these acts of vandalism carry a significant cost penalty for local small businesses, home owners and the government.
“It is extremely disappointing to see these acts of vandalism occurring in our area. There were more than 50 ‘tags’ located at Erindale Shops and surrounding area,” said Station Sergeant Neit.
“Recently an offender was arrested, prosecuted and fined for spraying graffiti in Civic. What may seem like a harmless prank at the time can have far-reaching consequences once you have a criminal conviction recorded against you.”
Police are requesting anyone who may recognise the man pictured, may know the group or individuals behind the graffiti tags of ‘Slow’, or can assist police with the investigation in any other way to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via their website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.