ACT Policing arrest prolific property offender

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ACT Policing yesterday arrested a 33-year-old Bonython man for stealing a motor vehicle and associated offences. The man is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 12 September 2020).

On Tuesday, 8 September and Friday, 11 September, police received reports that vehicles had been broken into in Acton and Chifley respectively.

About 3pm on Friday, 11 September, police located a stolen white Toyota Camry outside a residence in Ngunnawal, and arrested the 33-year-old man inside the residence a short time later.

A subsequent examination of the Camry located a large number of items reported as having been stolen from vehicles around Canberra.

The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on charges including:

  • Driving a Motor Vehicle without consent (2 counts)
  • Unlicenced Driving (2 counts)
  • Theft
  • Damage Property (2 counts)
  • Number Plate Not Properly Issued

Bail will be opposed. Investigations are continuing into other incidents and police anticipate laying numerous additional charges against the man in the coming days.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au