[First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 9:55]
ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Braddon man and a 34-year-old Downer woman following an alleged burglary in Downer yesterday (October 25).
Around 11.20am neighbours observed the alleged offenders leaving the Atherton Street residence in a stolen motor vehicle from the property and a white Mitsubishi Lancer.
The home owner then returned to confirm a burglary had occurred. The stolen property included three laptop computers, an external hard drive, a TV and a motor vehicle.
Around 4.20pm members of Criminal Investigations, Crime Targeting Team (CTT) located the stolen motor vehicle at a unit complex in Braddon. One of the alleged offenders was subsequently located at his residence and arrested.
CTT members maintained surveillance on the stolen motor vehicle and the Mitsubishi Lancer subsequently arrived, parking beside the stolen motor vehicle. The second alleged offender was arrested in the Lancer with a significant quantity of stolen property.
A forensic examination was conducted of the stolen motor vehicle and the Mitsubishi Lancer was seized with a search warrant to be executed on it today (26 October).
Both alleged offenders were arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and theft. They will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (26 October) where bail is to be opposed.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a 16-year-old boy walking on the street in Fisher yesterday afternoon (Monday, October 25).
The youth had been walking on Badimara Street in Fisher around 3.15pm yesterday when a white car – possibly a Holden Commodore wagon – drove past him, turned around and then stopped a short distance away. The car may have had up to five occupants.
A male got out of the passenger’s seat of the car and threw a can at the youth, then approached the victim and without provocation, punched him in the face. The assailant did not make demands nor say anything to his victim.
The offender is described as Caucasian around 183cm (6’) tall, with a skinny build, aged in his late teens or early 20s, clean shaven, with short brown hair. He was wearing a red or maroon coloured T-shirt with a pattern.
Several witnesses to the incident have come forward but police are continuing to urge any other members of the public who may have seen the assault, or may have any other information which could assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.crimestoppers.com.au.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Yarralumla earlier today (Tuesday, October 26).
Police were called to Lady Denman Drive near the Government House lookout around 8.45am, following a collision between a dark blue Suzuki Swift and a silver Aprilia Scooter.
The rider of the scooter, a 31-year-old woman from Flynn, was taken to The Canberra Hospital, where she remains in a stable condition. The 28-year-old male driver of the Suzuki Swift is assisting police with their inquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, and has not already spoken to police, are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.