UPDATE: Operation TORIC charges two people after cars stolen and drugs and cash located

UPDATE as at 11.30am, Thursday 11 April 2024

On 10 April, 2024, Operation TORIC officers executed a search warrant on the green Holden Commodore seized from the hotel where the two suspects were arrested on 9 April. Inside the vehicle, police allegedly located:

  • Approximately 90 grams of methamphetamine
  • Approximately 20 grams of heroin
  • A small amount of cannabis
  • A drink bottle containing fluid suspected to be GHB
  • A knuckle duster style weapon with a spring loaded blade.
  • Approximately $23,000 in cash
  • A large number of prescription medications
  • Muscle building drugs and testosterone gel
  • Mobile phones, drug scales, and written records suspected to record the sale of drugs.

Police also allegedly recovered property suspected to be stolen, including a suitcase containing an extensive coin collection, jewellery and watches, a Dyson vacuum cleaner, a small safe containing Australian coins, and a large number of international currencies. Additional Australian coins in paper rolls were also located.

If you believe any item recovered is yours and you can provide proof of ownership, please contact police on 131 444.

Further charges against the offenders involved in this matter are expected.


A man and a woman have been charged with multiple driving and drug offences after a stolen car crashed into the front of a home in Crace last week.  

About 8.00pm last Wednesday (3 April 2024) police and emergency services were called to a home in Crace after a stolen Mercedes GLC63 collided with the front of a home - causing significant damage to the building.  

A man and a woman were observed fleeing the vehicle immediately after the collision. People inside the home at the time of the collision were not physically injured.  

Witnesses followed the man and woman, with some recording the man on their mobile phones as he ran away. Bags that had allegedly been carried by the man were located on nearby rooftops by police and were found to contain approximately $10,000 in cash, a small quality of illicit substances and a ‘taser’. 

About 9.00pm the same night, the man allegedly entered a home in Cocopara Crescent in Crace, where he entered the kitchen and demanded car keys and a phone from a resident. The resident complied with his demands and the man left in an orange Ford Fiesta. Soon after, police observed the Ford driving at excessive speed through the intersection of Barton Highway and Gundaroo drive. 

Based on information obtained by police, a 35-year-old man and 33-year-old woman were identified and efforts were made to locate the pair.  

The stolen Ford Fiesta was located by police in Flynn on the evening of Thursday, 4 April 2024.  

The man and woman were subsequently located yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 9 April 2024) in a hotel in Braddon by Operation TORIC members. Both were arrested, with the man allegedly found in possession of approximately $8900 in cash, approximately 8.6 grams of heroin and approximately 25 grams of methamphetamine. 

A green Holden Commodore was also seized at the scene for further forensic analysis.  

The 35-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with multiple offences including two counts of driving a stolen motor vehicle, two counts of dangerous driving, two counts of damage property, trafficking in an illicit substance, burglary, theft, taking motor vehicle without consent, driving while disqualified, possessing an offensive weapon, and resisting a territory official. 

The 33-year-old Mawson woman was charged with riding in a stolen motor vehicle.  

The man and woman are expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 10 April 2024) where bail will be opposed.  



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