5 May 2022

Police seek three teens in relation to burglaries, property damage

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police are searching for three teens as part of an investigation into a burglary in Banks and attempted thefts in Southside suburbs. Photo: File.

ACT Policing is searching for three teen boys officers wish to speak with in relation to a burglary in Banks, as well as attempts to break into a number of vehicles in nearby suburbs.

Officers are searching for any dashcam or CCTV footage showing the teens walking throughout Banks, Conder, Gowrie and Chisholm between 1:00 am and 7:30 am this morning (5 May 2022).

The boys, believed to be in the age range of 14-to-16 years old, were wearing:

  • Boy 1: Black hooded jumper, black pants and Nike shoes
  • Boy 2: Pink cap with a blonde rats tail and red jumper
  • Boy 3: Red jumper and tracksuit pants.

It’s believed the trio entered a Banks premises through the back door early this morning, taking cash and damaging the property.

It was later reported that three men were spotted attempting to steal vehicles a short distance away in Conder, Gowrie and Chisholm.

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Police want to take this opportunity to remind Canberrans to not leave their homes unlocked, and to not leave vehicles unattended to warm up as we enter these colder months.

Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said that thefts in the colder months weren’t uncommon.

“While we know many Canberrans are tempted to warm up their vehicles before heading to work, doing so provides a prime opportunity for theft” he said.

“Additionally, airing out your homes while going on morning walks or heading to work means that your property is not secure. We all need to do our part in minimising the opportunity for theft.”

Anyone who can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 7101374.

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