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Man charged over Woden burglary spree

A 25-year-old man has been charged for three consecutive burglaries in the Woden area on June 10, with police still investigating the identity of another two men.

The trio allegedly broke into a Weston residence around 3.30am, with the homeowners inside. CCTV footage shows the men had taken personal belongings including credit cards and car keys.

The second burglary, at 4.25am, in Duffy, resulted in a Mercedes Benz E250 being stolen while the homeowners were sleeping. Later that morning, the homeowners provided police with CCTV footage.

A third house, also in Duffy, was targeted around 5am and resulted in a Volkswagen Golf being stolen. The homeowner woke to the sound of forced entry, and provided CCTV footage to police.

Police reviewed the footage and found the men had a handgun in their possession during each burglary, but it had not been used to threaten any of the occupants, and no one was injured during the incidents.

Yesterday morning (June 21) the 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated burglary, multiple theft offences, and driving a stolen motor vehicle without consent. Police say investigations into the identity of the other men, and the location of the handgun, are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call 1800 333000.

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