Two charged following 16 aggravated burglaries across the ACT

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ACT Policing have charged a man and a woman following 16 aggravated burglaries across building sites in the ACT in recent months.

On Monday, 21 May 2018 officers from City Police Station with assistance from Criminal Investigations and ACT Policing Intelligence, executed a search warrant at a residence in Lyneham.

A large number of suspected stolen items were seized during the search warrant, with an estimated value of over $150 000. Officers are working to identify the owners of the seized property.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of stolen property. She was granted ACT Watch House bail and will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date. She will also be charged with receiving stolen property.

A 42-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date. He will be charged with receiving stolen property, unlawful possession of stolen property and three counts of possess a prohibited weapon without authorisation.

Police are urging anyone who believes they may own some of the seized property items to contact Police Assistance on 131 444.

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