17 May 2018

Pair's crime spree caught on CCTV

| Ian Bushnell
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Police have released CCTV footage of two men robbing a Franklin supermarket and images of the stolen car they used in an early morning crime spree across Canberra.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team is seeking information from the public about the two men who allegedly stole a car and then committed a series of aggravated burglaries last month.

Police said that about 1 am on Sunday, 22 April 2018, a silver Nissan Skyline with NSW registration CZK15H was stolen from a residence in Franklin.

About 12.25 am on Monday, 23 April 2018, police responded to a report of a burglary at the Hughes Caltex Service Station involving the vehicle. An hour and a half later, the vehicle was used in an aggravated burglary at the Petbarn store in Majura Park, where a number of items were stolen.

Then at about 3.30 am, the two men broke into the Woolworths supermarket in Franklin and a hair dressing salon in Nicholls and stole a number of items. About 5 am, the two men were seen in the vehicle at Queanbeyan McDonald’s.

The vehicle was located and seized by police in Phillip the next day.

The first man is described as being Caucasian in appearance and on 23 April was wearing a dark, long-sleeved top with white stripes on the sleeves and waist.

The second man is described as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in appearance and on 23 April was wearing a blue plaid, long-sleeved shirt, grey track pants and a white cap.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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