Kaleen Plaza ram-raided in attempt to steal ATM

Glynis Quinlan 11 February 2018 7

An attempt was made to steal this ATM inside the shopping centre when Kaleen Plaza was ram-raided. Photo: Glynis Quinlan.

Kaleen Plaza was ram-raided early yesterday morning with the offenders unsuccessfully trying to steal an automatic teller machine from inside the shopping centre.

The shopping centre entrance and the ATM were both damaged in the ram-raid with shoppers later forced to enter the centre through a makeshift opening and the ATM covered up and out of use.

Police are seeking witnesses to the ram-raid which occurred about 4.10 am yesterday (Saturday, February 10) at the shopping plaza in Georgina Crescent, Kaleen.

The entrance to Kaleen Plaza was damaged in the ram-raid. Photo: Glynis Quinlan.

ACT Policing said the ram-raid may be linked to an incident which occurred even earlier yesterday morning when an unsuccessful attempt was made by three males to break into a pay station at the Canberra Centre.

The incident occurred around 3.10 am yesterday and police report that significant damage was caused to the pay station, which was located inside the shopping centre carpark.

The three males left the carpark in a maroon-coloured Commodore sedan which, at the time, had two stolen number plates attached to it. The rear number plate was YEJ07R (ACT registration) and the front number plate was ZWI584 (Victorian registration).

The maroon Commodore used to break into a pay station at the Canberra Centre. Image supplied by ACT Policing.

Police are urging anyone who has dash-cam footage of the maroon Commodore or information about either the Kaleen ram-raid or the offence at the Canberra Centre to contact them on 131 444 or contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Information can be provided anonymously but please quote reference number 6232345.

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7 Responses to Kaleen Plaza ram-raided in attempt to steal ATM
Amanda Evans Amanda Evans 12:10 am 12 Feb 18

And Manuka Plaza last week!

Geoff Rey Geoff Rey 1:11 pm 11 Feb 18

So they failed twice in one night?

Peter Crott Peter Crott 9:21 am 11 Feb 18

Skid marks

    Ilan Sternfein Ilan Sternfein 10:33 am 11 Feb 18

    That’s also the word I’d use to describe these idiots

Rebecca Cash Rebecca Cash 7:06 am 11 Feb 18

I wonder if it’s linked to the successful ram-raid and robbery at Casey a few months back...were they ever caught?

    Lin Van Oevelen Lin Van Oevelen 7:26 am 11 Feb 18

    Snap. I don't know if they caught them either.

    Lin Van Oevelen Lin Van Oevelen 7:29 am 11 Feb 18

    Google doesn't show any news on this after 15 December when the police released the CCTV footage, so it looks like they didn't find them.

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