- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and property damage at the St Clare of Assisi Primary School in Conder on Friday night March 20.
Police believe that sometime between 9pm and midnight on Friday, access was gained to a toilet block at the school where offenders have caused around $10,000 in property damage.
The offenders broke toilet systems, smashed mirrors and damaged other plumbing fittings.
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- ACT Policing is investigating a burglary at a construction site near Uriarra Crossing on the weekend (March 21 and 22).
The site was secured on Saturday afternoon around 3pm. Workers from the site found thousands of dollars worth of equipment missing this morning (March 23) when they returned to work.
Construction equipment and tools including six generators, drills and saws are among the items stolen.
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at the Mitchell Transfer Station on Flemington Road in which a 20-tonne excavator was used to tear down the wall of an Atco weighbridge building and steal a safe.
Offenders gained entry to the premises, the property of the ACT Government, sometime between 11pm Sunday evening (March 22) and 12.30am today (Monday, March 23) by cutting a hole in the perimeter fence. The offenders then broke into and started up a 20-tonne excavator which was parked on site.
The excavator was driven to the weighbridge building where the machine’s claw was used to rip open the side of the building and extricate a safe, which was then loaded onto a truck. The safe contained a significant sum of cash.
The safe is branded as an API Series II. It is described as dark green in colour, about one metre in height, with two keyholes and a tumbler on the door. It has a registration number of BO492.
Police believe that the Mitchell burglary may be connected to one overnight at a construction site in the new Gungahlin suburb of Harrison, where a chained gate was cut open and three-tonne tipper truck was stolen. The stolen truck was found burnt out today in Hall.
The Officer in Charge (OIC) of Gungahlin Police Station, Sergeant Chris Meagher, said that suspicious noise or activity during the night at the Transfer Station may have been detected by passers-by, and has urged anyone who may any information which would assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.
“We believe that the offenders may have been on the site for more than one hour,” Sgt Meagher said. “We would very much like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious last night (Sunday) or in the early hours of this morning to contact us.”
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.