19 June 2020

Police seek witnesses to bus shelter damage

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ACT Policing are seeking witnesses following several incidents of property damage to ACTION bus shelters across Gungahlin.

Police patrolling the Gungahlin area on Tuesday morning (20 June), identified property damage to eight ACTION bus shelters throughout Ngunnawal and Gungahlin. Glass panels and advertising frames at the bus shelters had been smashed.

These incidents followed a series of similar damage to bus shelters reported to police during the previous week. Approximately 15 bus shelters in the Gungahlin area had glass panels or advertising frames smashed overnight on Thursday 15 June.

ACT Policing is investigating and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard suspicious activity near bus shelters in Gungahlin overnight on Thursday into Friday morning (15 to 16 June) or overnight on Monday into Tuesday morning (19 to 20 June).

Officer in Charge of Gungahlin Station, Acting Station Sergeant Steve Rollings said he is disappointed to see this type of meaningless destruction.

“It’s disappointing to see such senseless damage, the cost of which is estimated to be at least $10,000,” Acting Station Sergeant Rollings said.

“We urging anyone who lives near a bus shelter that has been damaged to check any CCTV they may have and contact police if they have any record of suspicious behaviour over Thursday or Monday night.”

“People may have heard something or seen someone behaving suspiciously near a bus shelter. Even if it seems small, it may help police in our investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference number 6119045. Information can be provided anonymously.

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