Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Recruiting experts in
Accountancy & Finance

Stolen property mega bust. Someone needs a better fence.

By johnboy - 4 July 2011 31

stolen bog

ACT Policing detectives have begun the lengthy process of cataloguing what is suspected to be one of the largest seizures of stolen property ever in the ACT.

The property was found after police conducted a search warrant on a house in south Canberra this morning (4 July).

Criminal Investigations members executed the warrant around 11:30am, and found every room in the house filled with property. In some cases, rooms were filled from floor to ceiling with items.

Sergeant John Giles said that in all his experience as a police officer he has never been involved in a search warrant in which so much property has been located.

“The amount of property involved makes the mind boggle; and I envisage that we will be cataloguing property for many days to come”.

“At this time police are unable to put an accurate financial figure of how much property there is, but we cautiously estimated over $800,000 worth of stolen property is inside the premise,” Sergeant Giles said.

Seized items include books, CDs, DVDs, clothing, stationery, computer hard drives and software. Police believe the items have been shoplifted from stores around Canberra over a period of several years

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

stolen goods

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
31 Responses to
Stolen property mega bust. Someone needs a better fence.
Gerry-Built 10:09 am 05 Jul 11

“You’re right, no human being would stack books like this”

lumpy 9:43 am 05 Jul 11

A packet of Libra pads they reckon?

Watson 9:38 am 05 Jul 11

The Frots said :

I wonder if my TV remote is in there…………?

If you own a shop, it may be.

It’s amazing that one person could shoplift that many goods in only a couple of years! It must be a full-time job. And obviously one that is not earning them much if any money, since they’re not even selling the stuff.

The Frots 9:08 am 05 Jul 11

I wonder if my TV remote is in there…………?

parle 1:25 am 05 Jul 11

Classified said :

What kind of sick freak installs a brown toilet?

they’re the kind of person that only has to clean their toilet once a year

MJay 11:38 pm 04 Jul 11

Jethro said :

I wonder if the toilet paper was stolen?

I’m more curious about the toilet cleaning brush!

deye 11:15 pm 04 Jul 11

Classified said :

What kind of sick freak installs a brown toilet?

One who built a house in the 80’s

grunge_hippy 10:44 pm 04 Jul 11

that has to be the neatest klepto hoarder I have ever seen….

BokChoi 9:09 pm 04 Jul 11

Classified said :

What kind of sick freak installs a brown toilet?

The same sort of person who never, ever washes their hands…

Spideydog 7:46 pm 04 Jul 11

Classified said :

What kind of sick freak installs a brown toilet?

Maybe that’s what they were trying to hide ?????

Jethro 7:16 pm 04 Jul 11

I wonder if the toilet paper was stolen?

Classified 7:04 pm 04 Jul 11

What kind of sick freak installs a brown toilet?

MERC600 5:51 pm 04 Jul 11

Looks a little like my back bedroom, but much neater. 800k is a serious lot of loot.

Mr Gillespie 5:22 pm 04 Jul 11

Serious case of kleptomania

rosscoact 5:18 pm 04 Jul 11

Cool, Hoarders meets Cops meets Australia’s Most Wanted

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site