Police have arrested and charged two men after ram-raids at two separate news agencies on Saturday night (10 August).
Police were called to an attempted burglary at the Deakin Newsagency on Hopetoun Circuit, followed soon after by an aggravated burglary at the Lyneham Newsagency on Wattle Street.
Early on Sunday morning (11 August), investigations led officers to a vehicle parked in Braddon. A 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were arrested at the scene.
The 33-year-old has been charged with going equipped for theft, attempt burglary, burglary and theft.
The 22-year-old has been charged with drive while disqualified, drive under the influence of drugs, drive an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, possession of stolen property and breach of good behaviour order.
An ACT Policing spokesperson said further charges are expected to be laid.
“Officers from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team have proactively targeted recent aggravated burglary incidents involving stolen vehicles being used to force entry to businesses,” the spokesperson said.
“Investigations into the two-weekend incidents are continuing and further charges are expected to be laid.”
The men are scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (12 August) where bail will be opposed.
Anyone with information that could assist police about these incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6426750. Information can be provided anonymously.