Gungahlin ram raid; man charged

ACT Policing charged a 20-year-old man of no fixed abode following investigations into the aggravated burglary of a Gungahlin jewellery store last month.

Around 5.10am on Tuesday March 31, ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon was driven into the Gungahlin Village shopping complex, breaking through the doors from a carpark at the rear of the complex. The vehicle was then driven through the arcade complex and into the front of a jewellery shop inside the centre. Two offenders then stole items from the premises before leaving in the same vehicle, damaging a second set of external doors in the arcade complex.

ACT Policing members and AFP Forensic Services attended and examined the area. The silver Subaru Impreza was identified by police as a stolen vehicle and was later located in Kaleen, damaged by fire.

ACT Policing investigations led to the arrest of the 20-year-old man yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with burglary, property damage, driving a stolen vehicle and arson. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing. 

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