31 July 2019

Two more ram raids hit Belconnen and Fyshwick businesses

| Lachlan Roberts
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Police believe this burnt-out van was involved in two ram raids this morning. Photos: Daniella Jukic.

Two more businesses in Belconnen and Fyshwick have been targeted in ram raids overnight, as police investigate over a dozen incidents in the past two months.

Around 1 am on Wednesday morning (31 July), a business at Oatley Court in Belconnen was rammed by a vehicle. An hour and a half later, a business on Newcastle Street in Fyshwick was also rammed by a white van with a red logo across the middle.

Both premises were damaged and property was stolen.

Around 5:40 am, firefighters and police responded to a car fire on Napier Close, Deakin where a van was deliberately lit. Police believe all the incidents are linked.

Police allege two males were involved in the incidents, one wearing an orange fluro jumper with a black hood, orange gloves and light coloured shoes and the other wearing a black hooded jacket and light tan trousers.

An ACT Policing spokesperson urged Canberra business owners to review their CCTV footage and report any suspicious behaviour to police.

Anyone with any information about these incidents, or who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage in the area around the time of the incidents, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6422942 or 6422956. Information can be provided anonymously.

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