5 January 2024

Police recover trove of stolen property from Gungahlin home

| Ian Bushnell
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Stolen property recovered following Gungahlin burglaries. Photo: ACT Policing.

A Japanese ceremonial sword was among a trove of allegedly stolen goods recovered from a police raid on a Gungahlin home this week.

ACT Policing said that at about 10:40 pm on Tuesday, 2 January, officers from Gungahlin Police Station executed a search warrant at a residence in Gungahlin.

During the search, police recovered items suspected of being stolen, including a Japanese ceremonial sword, a PlayStation 5, jewellery and watches, tools, designer handbags, electronic devices, including mobile phones and tablets, and numerous stolen identity and bank cards.

Police said the items were believed to have been stolen from other residences and during other property crimes in Gungahlin across the Christmas/New Year period.

No arrests have been made, but investigations were ongoing and charges were expected.

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Police believe that offenders entered homes via unlocked doors, and reminded the community to securely lock properties and vehicles, even when at home.

Anyone with information in relation to burglaries in Gungahlin, or who may have CCTV footage of persons acting suspiciously around homes or vehicles in the area in the Christmas/New Year period is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7636511. Information can be provided anonymously.

Original Article published by Ian Bushnell on Riotact.

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