Man caught during burglary to face court

A 38-year-old Greenway man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 10 January 2022) after he was arrested for a burglary in Curtin yesterday. 

About 5.15 am Sunday (9 January 2022) a resident of a unit complex in Strangways St reported a man behaving suspiciously, including stealing items from storage cages in the basement. 

Members from Woden Police Station attended the scene, and observed the male discard several items as he left the apartment complex. The man attempted to hide behind a bin at a nearby service station and was apprehended when he attempted to flee.  

Police searches located items allegedly stolen from the unit complex in the bin, a crowbar, a torch and gloves. 

The man was placed under arrest and taken into custody. Further police enquiries with residents of the unit block confirmed several storage cages and a vehicle had been broken into, with power tools and an electric bicycle stolen. 

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and going equipped for theft. 

ACT Policing and the ACT Government encourage residents of apartment complexes to report suspicious activity. Further advice is available as part of Outsmart the Offender, a program supported by the ACT Government, ACT Neighbourhood Watch, ACT Crime Stoppers and ACT Policing. 

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