A 26-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 24) charged with a number of property offences.
Members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the man yesterday afternoon in Phillip after a short foot pursuit. The man was seen driving a stolen car into a car park on Antis Street.
The car, a blue Honda HRV station wagon, was stolen from the Australian National University in January this year. When police saw the car yesterday, the number plates on the car belonged to another vehicle. These registrations plates were later reported as stolen.
During a search of the man after his arrest, police located a knife in his pocket and a credit card in someone else’s name. Police will allege the credit card was stolen from a car about an hour before the man’s arrest.
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The man was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, unlawful possession of stolen property, possess knife and fail to appear after bail undertaking.