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Five collared in Tuggeranong.

By Charlotte - 9 June 2011 5

A call from a member of the public has assisted police in the arrest of five men early this morning (Thursday, June 9).

About 1.20am police attended an address in MacCarthur after a report of a damaged vehicle and items stolen from the vehicle at that address. A few minutes later a similar incident was reported a few streets away, with details of a red Ford Laser seen leaving the area.

Police located a vehicle in Banks matching the description, and conducted a traffic stop. As police approached the vehicle they noticed some items that had earlier been reported as stolen, inside the vehicle. The five male occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken to the Tuggeranong Police Station.

Officer in charge of the Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Rod Anderson said this latest incident highlights the need for the public and police to work together to solve crimes.

“The fact that a member of the public called police because they saw something suspicious, led to the arrest of these five men and potentially stopped other crimes being committed. This is also a reminder to all motorists to secure their vehicles and not to leave valuables inside,” he said.

Police are continuing enquiries and are appealing for members of the public to report any similar incidents as this may assist with this investigation.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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5 Responses to
Five collared in Tuggeranong.
Classified 4:59 pm 09 Jun 11

Wow, what a pack of total dickheads!

Chop71 3:45 pm 09 Jun 11

Some people just make themselves known to police ….. they can’t help it.

The Frots 3:20 pm 09 Jun 11

p1 said :

Excellent. Two “public reports dodgy behaviour to police – police respond and arrest arse clowns” stories in two days. Almost restores your faith in humanity.

+1.

creative_canberran 3:08 pm 09 Jun 11

Great news and great work by members of the public.

Having said that, Banks along with several other known areas of Canberra are so rife with criminal elements that all Police have to do is set up a large net across a road after 1am and they’ll catch some hoods.

p1 2:44 pm 09 Jun 11

Excellent. Two “public reports dodgy behaviour to police – police respond and arrest arse clowns” stories in two days. Almost restores your faith in humanity.

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