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West Belconnen Crime Spree

By johnboy - 14 July 2013 9

ACT Policing is investigating a series of aggravated burglaries in Belconnen earlier this morning (Sunday, July 14).

About 4.35am this morning offenders have attempted to gain entry to the Lucky 7 Handy Mart at Latham. The group were captured on CCTV running off after they were disturbed attempting to gain entry.

Around 5am police attended the Holt SPAR supermarket in response to an alarm activation. Entry to the store was gained after the offenders broke a glass panel.

The group was captured on CCTV kicking in the glass panel, entering the store and stealing a quantity of alcohol before fleeing.

A short time later police were called to Liquor Legends, on Tillyard Drive, Charnwood, in response to an alarm activation.

Members from Belconnen Police Station arrived around 5.10am to find the front door to the store had been smashed.

Four males wearing hooded jumpers were captured on CCTV.

One of the males was seen to be carrying a keg which was used to smash the door. The males have all entered the store, stealing a quantity of alcohol before fleeing. They were captured on CCTV running off behind the store, towards Garrad Court.

Police believe these three incidents are linked.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in Holt, Charnwood or Latham or is able to assist police with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

You can become involved in protecting your local community by joining your local branch of Neighbourhood Watch. Go to www.nhwact.com.au for more information.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to
West Belconnen Crime Spree
p1 10:09 am 18 Jul 13

esp said :

Is it this place ? http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-supermarket-goes-into-liquidation-as-retailers-call-for-certainty-20130706-2pj8m.html

Could be why there’s no stock…….

That’s a shame. I wonder if there is any bargains left?

460cixy said :

What gets me is how some of the joints can get so deep in trouble 2.7 mil is not to be sneezed at

It does seem to be rather a lot, but I guess there is a lot of capital sitting around on the shelves at any one time (assume regular stocking levels are maintained), so not unrealistic that a certain amount of that would be on credit.

460cixy 8:04 am 18 Jul 13

esp said :

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Is it this place ? http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-supermarket-goes-into-liquidation-as-retailers-call-for-certainty-20130706-2pj8m.html

Could be why there’s no stock…….

I recon that would be a fair reasion. What gets me is how some of the joints can get so deep in trouble 2.7 mil is not to be sneezed at

esp 10:39 pm 17 Jul 13

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Is it this place ? http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-supermarket-goes-into-liquidation-as-retailers-call-for-certainty-20130706-2pj8m.html

Could be why there’s no stock…….

wildturkeycanoe 7:48 pm 15 Jul 13

p1 said :

460cixy said :

p1 said :

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Really? I was there the other week and the booze was well stocked as usual. Perhaps you drink some weird brew?

Dunno if I would call vb long necks weird but fair dinkum I couldn’t beleve it this was Thursday just gone there was wine there but beer and spirits were all gooooooooone same as the smokes only had about 5 or 6 packs of crap that clearly even holt residents won’t smoke. Shame realy it’s an ok shop otherwise

Maybe a truck didn’t come in as expected? They can be pretty inconsistent with fresh(ish) stuff but I have never noticed a lack of booze or tobacco products (as I expect it is where the real money is for them).

Should’ve told the culprits about this, they might have left the place alone and future supplies might not be in doubt.
I would have a guess this is the work of high school kids on holidays with nothing better to do than cause damage in their drunken state. Maybe primary school kids, although they mightn’t have the energy to pedal so far in such a short time.

p1 5:43 pm 15 Jul 13

460cixy said :

p1 said :

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Really? I was there the other week and the booze was well stocked as usual. Perhaps you drink some weird brew?

Dunno if I would call vb long necks weird but fair dinkum I couldn’t beleve it this was Thursday just gone there was wine there but beer and spirits were all gooooooooone same as the smokes only had about 5 or 6 packs of crap that clearly even holt residents won’t smoke. Shame realy it’s an ok shop otherwise

Maybe a truck didn’t come in as expected? They can be pretty inconsistent with fresh(ish) stuff but I have never noticed a lack of booze or tobacco products (as I expect it is where the real money is for them).

460cixy 3:56 pm 15 Jul 13

p1 said :

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Really? I was there the other week and the booze was well stocked as usual. Perhaps you drink some weird brew?

Dunno if I would call vb long necks weird but fair dinkum I couldn’t beleve it this was Thursday just gone there was wine there but beer and spirits were all gooooooooone same as the smokes only had about 5 or 6 packs of crap that clearly even holt residents won’t smoke. Shame realy it’s an ok shop otherwise

p1 2:42 pm 15 Jul 13

460cixy said :

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Really? I was there the other week and the booze was well stocked as usual. Perhaps you drink some weird brew?

460cixy 12:57 pm 15 Jul 13

Sounds like bulls*** to me I went to holt last Thursday night I couldn’t even get a bloody six pack the grog section was bone dry and to make maters worse I couldn’t even get any smokes the racks were empty its been dismal there for months

Shan12 12:33 pm 15 Jul 13

Wow, pretty much every wknd there’s some crime, crime, crime in Belconnen!

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