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.
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).
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.