6 September 2020

Spence man allegedly threatened to burn victim alive during home invasion

| Kim Treasure
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A 31-year-old Spence man allegedly broke into a home, tied up a man and threatened to set him alight during an aggravated burglary in Kambah.

ACT Policing’s Proactive Intervention and Disruption Team arrested the man on Friday during an operation using negotiators and Tactical Response.

They allege he and a co-offender arrived at a Kambah residence on Tuesday in a stolen blue BMW 3 series.

In a statement police claimed the men tied up their victim and poured a substance believed to be petrol on him before threatening to set the man alight.

The pair then left the location, allegedly taking a black Ford Ranger belonging to the victim and other items.

The black Ford Ranger was recovered at the man’s address on Wednesday by the Proactive Intervention and Disruption Team. The blue BMW 3 series was recovered in Queanbeyan on Wednesday afternoon.

Police believe the blue BMW 3 series was also used during a firearm incident in Dickson on Wednesday.

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Investigations into this matter remain ongoing.

The man faced the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday on charges including drive/ride in a stolen motor vehicle without consent, intentional threat to kill, aggravated burglary, theft and use explosive substance in circumstances dangerous to health.

He was remanded in custody and will next appear in court on September 28.

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