- A cross-border operation involving ACT Policing Traffic Operations officers, members of the NSW Police Traffic Branch and the ACT Roads and Traffic Authority detected 23 unregistered vehicles during a seven-and-a-half hour period today.
NSW and ACT police both deployed number plate recognition systems on Lanyon Drive, at the border of the two jurisdictions, and on Norse Rd, Harman.
The results of the operation were:
23 unregistered vehicles detected;
8 uninsured vehicles (no compulsory third party insurance) detected;
7 unlicensed drivers detected;
3 suspended drivers detected;
57 defective vehicles detected;
2 persons summonsed for petrol theft (drive-offs);
1 person apprehended under an arrest warrant.
Acting Superintendent Peter Davis, the head of ACTP’s Traffic Operations, said that the majority of unregistered vehicles were detected during the earlier hours of the operation when the offenders believed they would avoid discovery.
“Within two hours of the operation beginning at 5am today (October 15), we had detected 15 unregistered vehicles,” A/Supt Davis said.
“We want to send the clear message to all road users that police intend to maintain efforts to detect those who drive while unlicensed, uninsured or unregistered no matter what the time of day or night.
“We intend to continue these efforts right through into the Christmas and New Year holiday period.”
- ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man after a reported robbery at the Hughes Post Office about 8.40am today (October 15).
It is alleged the man entered the store armed with a knife and removed a sum of money from the cash register.
Members of the public restrained the man and contacted police as he attempted to flee the scene.
The Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, the second charge relating to a previous incident.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the web site www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.