9 August 2017

Three dinosaurs' heads sawn off at Museum

| Ian Bushnell
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after three fibre-glass model dinosaurs were decapitated at the National Dinosaur Museum in Nicholls on Saturday night.

Police went to the Museum about 11 am on Sunday and found the three damaged raptor dinosaurs. Police believe that an angle grinder or hacksaw was used to remove the heads.

A review of the CCTV showed that the damage occurred between 10.55 pm and 11.20 pm on Saturday night. The three raptors were in an outside display area and the offenders climbed a 1.2 metre high fence to gain entry.

Police investigate dinosaur damage in Nicholls

Police investigate dinosaur damage in Nicholls.

The CCTV also showed a 4×4 dual cab utility drive along the western side of the building and police believe that the occupants committed the property damage.

Police are urging anyone who has any information or saw suspicious activity around the National Dinosaur Museum on Saturday night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6137157. Information can be provided anonymously.

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