ACT Policing’s Operation TORIC has arrested five people for vehicle offences, burglary, and breaches of bail conditions – the youngest a 15-year-old boy.
On Tuesday, 28 November 2023, a silver Land Rover Discovery was reported stolen from a residence in Red Hill.
Later that day, the Land Rover was involved in two road rage incidents. In one incident, the driver of the vehicle allegedly rammed another member of the public’s vehicle several times. In a second incident, whilst driving alongside a member of the public, the driver of the Land Rover allegedly side swiped another vehicle and threw items at the driver, which resulted in the driver sustaining injuries.
On Wednesday, 29 November, the Land Rover was allegedly used to facilitate the theft of a Holden Cruze from a residence in Kambah.
Also on Wednesday, 29 November, people in the two stolen vehicles allegedly then went on to attempt to break into a service station in Wanniassa. While unsuccessful, the service station suffered a large amount of damage. It further alleged the individuals also broke into several stores in Torrens.
Police arrested five people in relation to these incidents – a 27-year-old Monash man and an 18-year-old Isabella Plains man, and three youths, being two 16-year-old boys, and a 15-year-old boy.
They have been charged with numerous offences including, drive motor vehicle without consent, attempt aggravated burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, and breach of bail.