Police investigate multiple burglaries as thieves target businesses and cars

ACT Policing is investigating a number of burglaries as well as thefts from motor vehicles which occurred across Canberra earlier this week.

Between Monday and Wednesday (17-19 March) police received 20 reports of burglaries from businesses and homes, including six in the Fyshwick area with electronics and cash targeted.

Police also responded to 14 reports of thefts from motor vehicles.

Between 8am and 10am Tuesday morning, police attended to reports of theft in Canberra’s south including $3000 worth of equipment stolen from a ute in Monash, while $9000 worth of tools were stolen from a ute in Richardson.

In the City, three vehicles were broken into to gain access to items inside including sporting equipment and computers.

Crime Reduction Sergeant Daryl Neit urged people to be vigilant in ensuring crime reduction measures were in place to reduce the chance of become a victim of crime.

“I would urge members of the public to ensure that their vehicles are locked and all valuables are removed from the vehicle to prevent opportunistic crime,” Sergeant Neit said.

“While police conduct regular patrols, business owners should install quality CCTV to help protect their businesses and which also greatly assists police in identifying offenders.”

Police are urging anyone who saw any suspicious activity in relation to these thefts and may be able to assist police investigations to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at act.crimestoppers.com.au.