- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of four motorcycles from the Canberra Motorcycle Centre in Mitchell.
The burglary occurred at the Kemble Court address some time between 3.30pm on Saturday (January 24) and 7.55am today (January 27).
The property taken includes two Yamaha YZ450F motorcycle, one Yamaha WR250R motorcycle, one Yamaha WR450F motorcycle and one large grey motorcycle trailer. The trailer is identifiable with Canberra Motorcycle Centre written across the rear in white writing. All four of the motorcycles are blue and white in colour, with two of them in their delivery crates and not yet assembled. The crates were covered by large Yamaha cardboard boxes which are also distinguishable. A photograph of the Yamaha WR450F motorcycle is attached.
The total value of the goods stolen is approximately $40,000.
Police conducted a search of the area and AFP Forensic Services attended the scene.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen suspicious persons or large vehicles or activity in the area of Kemble Court, Mitchell, over the long weekend to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
Police remind people that receiving stolen property is a serious criminal offence. Anyone offered these items for sale should contact Crime Stoppers. Information can be provided to Crime Stoppers anonymously.
- ACT Policing is investigating an incident in which a vehicle and cyclist collided in Weston today (January 28).
The incident occurred around 4.45am on Namatjira Drive at the intersection with Hindmarsh Drive. The 19-year-old cyclist was conveyed to the Canberra Hospital and remains in a stable condition.
The 20-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer involved in the incident is assisting police with their inquiries.
ACT Policing’s Acting Superintendent Peter Davis has urged drivers and cyclists not to be complacent when sharing Canberra’s roads.
“At dawn and dusk visibility is reduced and it is when cyclists are on the road. Cyclists must wear appropriate protective equipment including a helmet, reflective clothing and lights, and should never assume they have been seen,” A/Supt Davis said.
“Cyclist must also obey all road rules including stopping at red lights and stop signs, and be continually aware of their surroundings. Equally drivers should be constantly on the look out for them ahead and behind, and make regular checks in mirrors and blind spots.”