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Police Wrap – 1 April

johnboy 1 April 2009

1. I don’t have to outrun the police, I just have to outrun you:

    A 17-year-old juvenile male from Canberra’s southern suburbs will face charges after an alleged burglary at Lanyon High School earlier today (March 30).

    Police attended the Conder school about 12.50am after a security guard reported an activated alarm.

    The youth was arrested by police after he attempted to run from a school building. A further three males were also seen running from the school however a subsequent search of the area failed to locate them.

    The youth will appear in the ACT Children’s Court this morning, charged with breach of bail and aggravated burglary.

    Inquiries are continuing to identify the other three males thought to be involved in the burglary.

2. Philip thief collared:

    ACT Policing yesterday arrested an 18-year-old man in relation to a robbery which occurred in Phillip earlier this year.

    The man was arrested by members of the Territory Investigation Group at his Ngunawal residence about 2.05pm yesterday (March 31) after police identified him as allegedly being involved in the January 10 robbery.

    During the arrest, police located a mobile phone at the location allegedly stolen during the robbery.

    The man has been charged with receiving stolen property and will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

3. Young Canberra Girls 2 v. Abductors 0:

    ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred in Melba yesterday (March 31) in which a man attempted to pull a young girl into his vehicle.

    The 12-year-old girl was walking along Chinner Crescent about 6.05pm when she observed a vehicle slowing down beside her.

    The male driver made a number of sexual advances toward the girl before stopping the vehicle behind her and attempting to pull her in to the car by her arm. The male released his grip when the girl took her mobile phone from her pocket and told him she was calling police. He then got back in his car and left the area.

    Police are assisting the victim to compile a face-fit of the man. He is described as approximately 50-60 years of age, approximately 5’11” (180cm) tall with a thin build, tanned complexion, shoulder length grey hair and a distinctive goatee and beard. He was wearing a black T-shirt with yellow sleeves, black pants and black work boots.

    The vehicle he was driving is described as a red older model hatchback, possibly a Barina.

    Police do not believe this to be related to a similar incident which occurred in Conder on Monday.

If you can help police contact contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at

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