ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at the Giralang shops yesterday (October 1).
About 5.14pm ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the shops on Canopus Crescent. The fire was located in a basement level office. The fire was extinguished and deemed to have been deliberately lit.
No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire and the premises received no structural damage, with the effect of the fire being limited to burning rubbish scattered across the floor.
AFP Forensic Services will attend the scene to conduct an examination.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnesses suspicious behaviour or seen a red Toyota Corolla sedan with P-plates in the vicinity of the shops around 4pm yesterday (October 1) to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
ACT Policing has arrested a 26-year-old Waramanga man following a short pursuit in Wanniassa today (October 2).
Around 12.20am police observed a white Holden Commodore driving in a suspicious manner in the Erindale shopping precinct. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop. When the driver allegedly failed to stop a pursuit commenced along Sternberg Crescent, Fincham Crescent and finished on Wheeler Crescent.
The alleged offender then left the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
The alleged offender was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with not stop vehicle if requested by police, driving while licence suspended, reckless driving and possession of a prohibited substance suspected to be cannabis. He received Watch House bail and will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.