Pair arrested over doughnut shop theft

Facing court

A 22-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested in relation to a theft committed in Gungahlin yesterday (Thursday, 28 November 2019).

About 9.40am, police attended the Gungahlin Marketplace following reports of a theft involving the Krofne doughnut shop.

Police spoke to witnesses and reviewed CCTV footage, which allegedly showed a woman and group of youths steal cash and items from a vehicle parked in the centre’s loading dock.

About 8am today (Friday, 29 November 2019), police from Gungahlin Police Station executed a search warrant at a residence on Gozzard Street, Gungahlin where the woman was arrested. The 15-year-old girl was arrested a short time later. 

The pair have been charged with theft, breach of bail and other offences. They are expected to appear in court today. 

“This was an opportunistic crime, but also an incredibly callous one given the important role this business plays with vulnerable members of the ACT community,” Officer in Charge of Gungahlin Police Station, Detective Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said.

Investigations into the involvement of the other alleged offenders remains ongoing.

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 6465792. Information can be provided anonymously.

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