Two men on the run after botched car theft

Michael Weaver 7 November 2019
ACT Policing

ACT Police are seeking dash-cam footage of two men involved in a collision on Adelaide Avenue on Wednesday morning. Photo: File.

Two young men remain on the run from police after a botched theft of a vehicle and box trailer from Kaleen.

The two men, both believed to be about 18 years old, fled after crashing a Holden Rodeo utility that was towing a blue box trailer at about 8:30 am on Wednesday morning (6 November) on Adelaide Avenue near Yarralumla.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said they are calling for information regarding the stolen vehicle involved in the collision on Wednesday.

The vehicle, a gold-coloured dual-cab Holden Rodeo utility (ACT registration YJA 60R) and a blue box trailer (ACT registration T63 49C) were stolen from Maribyrnong Avenue, Kaleen between 10:00 pm Tuesday and 4:00 am Wednesday.

After the vehicle was involved in a collision, two people were seen getting out of the vehicle and running from the area, heading via an overpass onto Novar Street, Yarralumla.

“Police are seeking witnesses who saw the two men fleeing, or any dash-cam footage of the incident. Police are also urging the two men to come forward,” an ACT Policing spokesperson said.

The first man is estimated to be about 18 years old and is described as being of caucasian appearance with dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured, hooded jumper, blue jeans and was carrying a dark-coloured bum bag.

The second man is also estimated to be about 18 years old. He is described as being of caucasian appearance, with a fair complexion and light-coloured hair. He was wearing a red and black jumper, track pants and a black cap.

Police are also seeking anyone with information or dash-cam footage of the box trailer being towed by a white-coloured van in the Kaleen or Giralang areas at about 4:00 am on Wednesday.

The stolen vehicle and trailer have both been recovered.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6458030. Information can be provided anonymously.

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