Police seeking witnesses to stolen vehicles

Witnesses Sought

ACT Policing is investigating two incidents in which a man was assaulted and vehicles stolen this morning (Sunday, 25 July 2021). 

About 6:30am, a 39-year-old Chifley man was assaulted in his garage when he disturbed two men he believed were attempting to steal his vehicle.  The man sustained significant injuries to his face and hand and was transported to hospital.

About 7:05am, a 69-year-old Palmerston man was approached and threatened by a man in his driveway, and his vehicle, a blue VW Golf with ACT registration YLR73F, was stolen.  The man was not injured in this incident.

A dark coloured Audi sedan, believed to be involved in both the Chifley and Palmerston incidents, was later found by police burnt-out in Crace.  Police believe this vehicle was stolen from a business premises in Mitchell in the early hours of this morning. .

Anyone who saw the Audi or the VW Golf in the areas of Chifley, Palmerston or Crace this morning, or has any information is urged to contact police.

Police are urging anyone who may have dash-cam footage or any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6858145. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

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

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