Man on the run jumps into police yard

 

Police arrest the suspected shoplifter in the yard of the Gungahlin Police Station.

Police arrest the suspected shoplifter in the yard of the Gungahlin Police Station.

POLICE have arrested a 30-year-old shoplifting suspect after he ran from officers, scaled the fence and jumped into the joint Emergency Services Centre, which includes the Gungahlin Police Station.

The man, from Red Hill, was the subject of a shoplifting incident in Gungahlin on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the Gungahlin Bus Interchange following a report from a staff member of the Reject Shop that a man had left the store with a trolley full of items and made no attempt to pay for them.

The staff member identified the alleged offender to police on Ernest Cavanagh Street. The man then fled in a northerly direction crossing Anthony Rolfe Avenue.