Simultaneous warrants; three arrested

ACT Policing executed simultaneous search warrants yesterday (March 31), arrested two males and one male youth and will summons two more in relation to multiple break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles across the Belconnen area over the past month.

Two warrants were executed in Belconnen and one in Macgregor yesterday which resulted in the seizure of numerous items suspected to have been stolen. 

Two 18-year-old northside males, will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court (April 1) in relation to the use of stolen credit cards and unlawful possession of stolen property. Both will face 22 counts of obtaining property by deception through the use of a credit card known to be stolen.

Police will allege the pair used the stolen card at multiple stores on a shopping spree at Westfield Belconnen on Sunday, March 8 and have obtained evidence of those transactions. The alleged offenders were captured on CCTV pushing a trolley full of the goods, including sports clothing and DVDs bought with the stolen card, along Benjamin Way. Police will oppose bail.

A third northside youth, aged 17, had been sought on a First Instance Warrant for failing to appear for a previous court undertaking. He will face two counts of obtaining property by deception, and unlawful possession of stolen property.

Enquiries are ongoing, with further offenders to face court in the future.