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Kaleen Plaza ram-raided in attempt to steal ATM

Glynis Quinlan 11 February 2018 8

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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12:10 am 12 Feb 18

And Manuka Plaza last week!

3:46 pm 11 Feb 18

Police may have to entertain the idea that these robberies, ram raids, armed and unarmed hold ups may have a different element to them on the surface but possibly underscored by people doing them using inside information. I find it hard to believe that they are impulsive spur of the moment acts. Well informed people are holding up the clubs, with movements of security being watched and times picked to hit a place seemingly advised it was a clear run at it. Junkies looking for a fix don't do that, junkies don't hit clubs after scoping the place out, they are more inclined to try and belt someone in the carpark and grab a wallet and phone then piss off. This brings me to my second gut feeling, organised robberies showing sophisticated pre-planning and timing (with or without inside assistance), make it a reasonable theory that the club robberies in particular are the work of organised criminal groups(s). Possibly from interstate, it has been done before, WA crims flying over and hitting places on the eastern seaboard, then flying home again.

1:11 pm 11 Feb 18

So they failed twice in one night?

9:21 am 11 Feb 18

Skid marks

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?

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