Hawker and Franklin Woolworths hit as ram-raid spree continues

Lachlan Roberts 25 June 2019

Hawker Woolworths was the scene of an attempted ram-raid. Photo: Canberra Elite Aerials.

Police are on a manhunt for three people involved in three separate ram-raids in Gunghalin and Belconnen in the early hours of Tuesday morning (25 June).

Around 3:40 am, police were called to the Woolworths in Franklin where people had smashed through the front doors and stolen gift cards and cigarettes.

Shortly after, police were alerted to a similar incident at Woolworths Hawker, where a car had rammed the supermarket but had failed to gain entry.

Later, police were alerted to a ram-raid that had occurred overnight at The Cook Grocer and around 5:45 am police received information about a car fire at the Hawker playing fields.

Police believe all three ram-raids are linked and were carried out by three people. Police are also searching for a red Subaru Impreza and a dark green Holden Astra believed to have been used in these incidents.

The latest incidents occurred just a day after a Toyota RAV4 was used to damage the front entrance of the Ngunnawal IGA and Charnwood Newsagency on Monday (24 June). Repco store in Greenway and Domino’s Pizza at Weston were also hit on 13 June.

Police said they are investigating possible links to all the incidents.

Anyone who may have any information or dash-cam footage that could assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6410319. Information can be provided anonymously.

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