28 February 2023

Man accused of breaking the law one hour after receiving bail

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police said the man had been released on police bail for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. Photo: File.

A man has been charged with five offences over alleged crimes that police said took place less than an hour after they released him.

Officers received reports of a man rummaging through storage lockers and acting suspiciously in an apartment complex basement in Canberra City at about 11:30 pm on Thursday (23 February).

A 35-year-old man was arrested for unlawfully trespassing and he was granted conditional police bail at the ACT watch house at about 4 am.

Less than an hour later, police received reports the same man had returned to the apartment complex and allegedly stole a red Ducati motorbike.

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Officers found the man in Reid on Monday (27 February) and arrested him again.

He’s now facing charges of burglary, taking a motor vehicle without consent, driving a motor vehicle without consent, driving while his license was cancelled and breaching his bail conditions.

The 35-year-old will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today (28 February).

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John Koundouzis9:42 pm 28 Sep 23

The Magistrates in this city need to be held accountable for their ridiculous actions in allowing what are obvious menaces to decent people back on the street again and again. Is it the criminal laws not allowing suitable punishment or just bleeding heart judges?
People have died and will continue to because these Magistrates continue to offer bail and lenient sentencing.

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