ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two attempted burglaries at the Ngunnawal and Nicholls IGA supermarkets overnight.
Around 11.50pm yesterday (Monday, January 3), police received a report of several loud bangs and an alarm being heard at the Ngunnawal IGA. Upon arrival, police located damage to the rear loading bay where unknown offenders had attempted to gain entry to the supermarket.
Police spoke with witnesses at the location who reported they saw a male and female leaving the area in a dark coloured sedan.
A short time later, police were on mobile patrol when they observed damage to the Nicholls IGA on Kelleway Avenue. It appears unknown offenders had attempted to gain entry to the supermarket using a forklift parked near the rear roller door. The offenders knocked down a brick retaining wall before leaving, without gaining entry to the supermarket.
A witness reported to police seeing three persons wearing hooded jumpers leaving the area in a car.
Police are urging anyone who witnessed either attempted burglaries at the IGA supermarkets, or saw a suspicious vehicle in the Gungahlin area early this morning, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.