ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July).
About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were unable to gain access to the tills or cigarette cabinet, taking bags of confectionary and a drink. The offenders fled in a white Toyota Camry with no registration plates.
About 5.20am, police received a report that a car had been driven into the front doors of Repco on Hoskins Street, Mitchell, allowing offenders to gain entry. Two males were seen to leave the area in a white Toyota Camry without headlights on. The venue appeared to have been ransacked, though police are yet to confirm if any items were stolen during the incident.
About 5.50am, police received a report of an aggravated burglary at the Woolworths Petrol Station on Mawson Drive, Mawson. Two offenders wearing masks and gloves gained entry by damaging the front doors and took a number of items. A white Toyota Camry was seen leaving the area.
The offenders were described as being men of slim build and about 5’9” to 5’11” (175cm to 180cm) tall, wearing hooded jumpers, masks and gloves.
Police attended the incidents and established crime scenes. Investigations are ongoing and police are seeking witnesses and CCTV footage in the surrounding areas. All premises were unoccupied at the time of the incidents.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the aggravated burglaries or any suspicious activity early this morning at Wanniassa, Mitchell or Mawson to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
(ACT Policing media release)