Police Wrap – 10 March

johnboy 10 March 2009

1. Lyneham sex offender sought:

    ACT Policing is investigating the sexual assault of a 47-year-old woman in Lyneham in the early hours of Saturday (March 7).

    The offender tackled the woman to the ground, breaking her arm in the process, before sexually assaulting her.

    The offender is described as approximately 5’6” to 5’10” (168 – 178cm) tall, 25- to 35-years-old, with short dark curly hair, medium build, wearing a dark short-sleeve T-shirt and dark pants.

    Anyone who may have seen a person matching this description acting suspiciously in the Mouat Street area, around 4am on Saturday is urged to contact police.

    During the attack the offender also stole the victim’s large dark brown leather handbag with two straps.

2. Phillip car yard feels vandals brunt:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to property damage at a Phillip car yard last week.

    It was the second time in a week that cars on display in yards have been damaged in the Phillip area, although the incidents are not believed to be related.

    Between the hours of 5.30pm on Thursday, March 5 and 7.30am on Friday, March 6, the paintwork of at least 17 cars parked in the yard of John McGrath Ford in Melrose Drive, Phillip were scratched and damaged by a sharp instrument.

    Police are seeking the assistance of the public in reporting any suspicious persons or behaviour around the car yard on Thursday evening March 5 or in the early hours of Friday March 6. A total of 12 Fords, 2 Mazdas, one Holden, one Jeep and a Chrysler van were damaged. The cost of the damage is estimated at between $15,000 – $18,000.

    The incident at the Ford dealership follows on from previous incidents at two other Phillip dealerships. Sometime during Monday evening March 2 and Tuesday morning March 3, paving bricks and a rock were thrown over a security fence on Melrose Drive, Phillip. Damaged in that incident were a Mazda MX-5 sports car and two Audis.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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