Police investigating series of commercial burglaries in Gungahlin

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ACT Policing is investigating a series of commercial burglaries at shops in the Gungahlin region overnight.  

About 3.30am today (Monday, 2 January 2023), police were called to the Nicholls shops following reports of a burglary at the location. While attending the Nicholls shops, police received another report of a burglary at the Crace shops.  

Police attended both locations and identified burglaries at three shops at Nicholls, and two at Crace. Further reports from the public and police enquiries revealed a further three burglaries at the Palmerston shops, two at the Gold Creek shops, and nine at the Casey shops.   

Two juveniles – a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy – have been taken into custody and are currently assisting police with enquiries.  

Police have also recovered two vehicles – one in Kaleen, another in Giralang –believed to have been used during the burglaries. 

Investigations into these incidents remain ongoing. 

Anyone who may have information regarding these incidents, or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity at shopping centres in the Gungahlin region between 12am and 4am on Monday, 2 January 2023, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or on the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  

Please quote reference 7313449. Information can be provided anonymously. 

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 


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