Comancheros blasting through Canberra

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ACT Policing is closely monitoring an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) as they travel through Canberra today on a National Run from Melbourne to Sydney.

Based on information provided to police, the Comancheros were travelling through Canberra yesterday and today on a National Run to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Milperra Father’s Day Massacre in which four of their members were killed.

About 5.30pm yesterday a number of OMCG members and associates entered the ACT.

Their movements throughout the ACT were monitored closely by ACT Policing with a number of traffic offences identified.

Deputy Chief Police Officer (DCPO) – Crime, David Pryce, said that police are closely monitoring the group as they travel through Canberra and liaising with our state counterparts.

“I would encourage any residents who has any information on OMCGs to contact Crime Stoppers or if they witness illegal activity to call police,” said DCPO Pryce.

Last month ACT Policing launched Taskforce Nemesis, to come in line with the national focus on and awareness of the criminal behaviour of OCMGs across Australia.

“We recognised there was a need for a dedicated police team in the ACT to deal with this emerging issue and be pre-emptive and predictive to what is a national issue. As such, when events like this occur we have the intelligence and resources to manage the situation and ensure the impact on our community are minimal.”

If members of the community are aware of OMCG activity, whether it’s in or at business premises or in residential areas, they should report that activity to police or to Crime Stoppers, either by calling 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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