Operation TORIC records 400th apprehension

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ACT Policing’s Operation TORIC has recorded its 400th apprehension as the ongoing taskforce continues to target recidivist offending and dangerous driving in the ACT.  

The 400th person apprehended by Operation TORIC was a 35-year-old man from Phillip, who was arrested on Thursday, 25 January 2024 in relation to 37 charges following a prolonged investigation.  

On the morning of Thursday, 21 December 2023, two vehicles were allegedly stolen from a residence on Robertson Street, Curtin - a white Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and a silver Nissan Qashqai SUV. 

About 7.55pm Friday 22 December, police allegedly observed the Nissan being driven at dangerous speeds southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway. A short time later, police attempted to speak to the driver near a residence in Kambah, however the vehicle fled the location. Around this time, the Hyundai was also observed near the Kambah residence, however it also fled the location after failing to stop for police.  

It is further alleged the Hyundai was involved in a petrol drive off from a Nicholls service station on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.  

About 7.30pm on Thursday, 25 January, police again observed the Hyundai near a Kambah residence, with the 35-year-old man arrested at the location a short time later.  

He has been charged with 37 offences, including drive stolen motor vehicle (16 charges), drive while suspended (16 charges), minor theft, possession of stolen property, and drug possession.  

Since its inception in August 2022, 402 offenders have been apprehended by Operation TORIC, resulting in 1105 charges being laid.  

Of those apprehended, 57 were the subject of Good Behaviour Orders, 164 were on bail, 24 were on parole, and 60 were subject to arrest warrants.  

Operation TORIC is an ongoing capability within ACT Policing. The team is working more closely with our Proactive Intervention and Disruption Team and professional experts to develop strategies to break the cycle of recidivist behaviour and reoffending.   

Police urge anyone who may have information regarding stolen motor vehicles or other offending to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.     



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