ACT Policing responded to a report of a firearm discharged during an attempted home invasion in Curtin Sunday night (October 13).
About 10pm residents of an apartment on Walsh Place became aware that three people were attempting to gain entry through the front door of their home.
During this incident a firearm was discharged into the door. The round did not make it through the door and no one was injured.
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Richardson yesterday afternoon in relation to this incident, however were unable to locate the firearm.
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Detective Sergeant John Giles said any information no matter how small it may seem could assist police with their investigation.
“If people have any information we ask them to contact police and let us judge whether it is relevant,” Sergeant Giles said.
“I’d also like to remind the community that the ACT Government is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information – even anonymous information – which results in the seizure of an illicit firearm or the successful prosecution for a firearms related crime.”
Investigations into the incident in Curtin are ongoing.
Anyone who was in the Curtin area Sunday night and may be able to assist police with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]