Second shopping centre ram-raid; witnesses sought

ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcade jewellery store.

Around 5.10am today (Tuesday, March 31), ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon has been driven into the Gungahlin Village shopping complex, breaking through the doors from a carpark at the rear of the complex.

The vehicle has been driven into the arcade complex, driven into the front of a jewellery shop inside the centre, and items stolen from the premises.

The full value of the items stolen is still being determined.

The number of offenders involved in the incident is still being assessed, but police believed at least two may have been in the vehicle.

After forcing entry to the jewellery store, the driver then drove out of the complex through a second set of doors on Gungahlin Place.

Police believe this incident may be linked to an aggravated burglary using a vehicle – also a Subaru – early yesterday (Monday, March 30) at the Kippax Fair shopping complex. The vehicle used in the incident today was reported stolen and later recovered on Ellenborough Street, Lyneham.
AFP Forensic Services are attending and investigating.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.