Car vandalism rampage across Gungahlin

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple vehicle break-ins, damage and vehicle contents theft in Canberra’s North over the past two nights (between Saturday 2 and Sunday 1 May).

Over the past two nights more than 35 cars across Franklin, Harrison, Bonner, Ngunnawal, Forde and Gungahlin were damaged or broken into with some contents stolen.

Items stolen from the cars included laptops, iPads, mobile phones, GPS, sunglasses, wallets and cash.

While the offenders gained entry to many of the vehicles by smashing windows, some of the vehicles were left unsecured – unlocked or with a window open.

A witness described two offenders as a man of Caucasian appearance and a woman of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appearance of about 35 years of age, driving a silver Ford Territory in Harrison about 2am on Saturday 2 May.

These incidents follow several incidents of vehicle break-ins in Kambah on Thursday (30 April).

Vehicle thefts are often opportunistic crimes where unsecure cars or cars containing valuable items are attractive targets. Residents are reminded to remove all valuables from their car and ensure their car is locked and window’s closed before leaving their car parked.

Anyone who has not yet reported that their vehicle has been damaged is urged to call ACT Policing on 131-444.

Police urge anyone who witnessed the incidents or any suspicious activity in the Gungahlin area yesterday morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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