Police Wrap – 15 May

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1. West Belco Car BBQ:

    ACT Policing is investigating two suspected arson attacks and property damage at residences in Giralang and Macgregor in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 10, 2009.

    Police attended the Giralang residence around 2.55am where the 27-year-old male complainant said that he had been woken by the sound of breaking glass and soon afterward saw flames coming from his car in the driveway.

    A short time later, police were notified that a 4WD vehicle also appeared to have been the subject of an arson attack in the driveway of a residence in Macgregor. The complainant’s 51-year-old mother resides at the Macgregor location. Four windows at the Macgregor residence had also been broken.

    No-one was injured in either incident.

    Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying three suspects pictured on CCTV camera footage at the Macgregor residence. Two males were seen pouring what is suspected to be accelerant on the 4WD vehicle.

    One of the principal suspects was a male shown wearing a grey hooded top, grey track pants and a horizontally striped red and white (or yellow) top underneath. He was carrying what appeared to be a golf club.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity such as that described in the Giralang or Macgregor suburbs during the early hours of Sunday morning (May 10) to contact Crime Stoppers.

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

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15 Responses to Police Wrap – 15 May
nyssa76 nyssa76 9:22 am 16 May 09

Sorry Wanniassa High – it’s been a coffee-free morning.

nyssa76 nyssa76 9:19 am 16 May 09

What about the cops outside Wannaissa High yesterday, guns drawn etc?

I heard it was a raid, however the timing was shite – at 2:30-3pm.

DrKarl DrKarl 2:11 am 16 May 09

I know a few people who have CCTV set up simply because they like playing around with the technology,


farnarkler farnarkler 11:02 pm 15 May 09

They must’ve pissed someone off big time.

bd84 bd84 10:12 pm 15 May 09

2 cars of relatives just happen to be torched on the same night, one house happens to have CCTV set up. I think they were expecting something to happen, and probably know who did it or organised it.

misspris misspris 12:39 pm 15 May 09

Not very well presumably 🙂

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:32 pm 15 May 09

Isn’t that Peter Garrett in that photo????

How do you sleep when your cars are burning???

p1 p1 12:32 pm 15 May 09

I know a few people who have CCTV set up simply because they like playing around with the technology, and it is pretty cheap these days. Plus, with broad band you can log in and view what’s been going on from anywhere in the world…

farnarkler farnarkler 12:05 pm 15 May 09

Perhaps the arsonist had found the location of two cars which had cut him up or tailgated and he was getting some payback.

Inappropriate Inappropriate 12:00 pm 15 May 09

Attacked his home, and his mothers…who did he p*ss off?

motleychick motleychick 11:59 am 15 May 09

Hopefully if this continues they’ll build up a taskforce like they did with the stupid kids on the Southside, it worked well considering they ended up catching the main culprit.

ant ant 11:47 am 15 May 09

It appears that the rotten little vandal has just noticed the camera, too. I hope they get these kids and that they actually suffer punishment. Everyone pays for this… insurance premiums for that district go up.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 11:44 am 15 May 09

You’d have to suspect that the ‘complainant’ probably has a fair idea who was responsible if they were targeting him and his family.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 11:40 am 15 May 09

I’m pretty sure they didn’t set it up specifically for vandals. Alot of homes now have back to base security. In fact, I think I have it in my home (I’m renting, came with it), but as there’s usually someone home (housemate works from home), I haven’t bothered to switch it on.

dvaey dvaey 11:37 am 15 May 09

Interesting that the second house attacked had CCTV setup, presumably such an attack was not unexpected.

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