Oaks Estate residents woke this morning to be greeted by the sight of an abandoned truck on Hazel Street, which was torched overnight in the sleepy rural-esque suburb on the ACT border.
Surprisingly, residents heard nothing.
Despite the reputation of Oaks Estate as a crime-ridden den of despair, recent crime data from the AFP shows that Oaks Estate is actually safer than the comfortably quiet north-east Canberra suburb of Hackett.
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But the old joke persists: it’s not that cars are stolen in Oaks Estate, it’s that stolen cars are recovered in Oaks Estate.