Tip-offs lead to arrest of alleged car wash burglar

Charlotte 7 August 2016
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Community-supplied information has enabled police to arrest a 20-year-old Theodore man in relation to multiple burglary and property damage offences that occurred at three self-serve carwashes located in Calwell, Tuggeranong and Belconnen earlier this month.

ACT Policing sought the public’s help to identify the alleged offender after releasing CCTV of a man trying to break into the carwash coin machines.

After receiving information from members of the public via Crime Stoppers, Tuggeranong Patrol and Criminal Investigations police officers executed a search warrant on a residence in Theodore yesterday and recovered a number of stolen items.

The Theodore man was charged with three counts of attempted theft, three counts of property theft and one count of burglary. He will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

The Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Station Sergeant Chris Meagher, said the arrest demonstrated the vital role members of the community play in assisting police to prevent crime and apprehend offenders.

“When the community and police work together the result is a safer community,” Sergeant Meagher said.

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