8 April 2024

Man accused of ramming security car after alleged Fyshwick burglary

| Albert McKnight
police car

A 30-year-old has been handed several charges, including theft and burglary, over an alleged incident in Fyshwick. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A man will face court after it was alleged he burgled a store in Fyshwick, rammed a security car with his vehicle, then tried to escape police by jumping over a fence.

The 30-year-old from NSW was scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (8 April) with a string of charges, ACT Policing said.

It is alleged police heard a burglary was underway at a store on Newcastle Street at around 2:30 am that morning.

When officers arrived, they were told by on-site security that a man in a green Mazda, who is suspected of being responsible for the burglary, had rammed their vehicle before fleeing in his car.

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Police found the Mazda in nearby bushland a short time later, allegedly full of stolen property from the store, including several tools.

It is alleged the 30-year-old ran from his car and jumped over a nearby fence in an attempt to escape police before he was located shortly after and arrested.

He was handed charges of burglary, theft, using an unregistered vehicle, dangerous driving, using a numberplate issued for another vehicle and unlawfully possessing stolen property.

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