Crimestoppers: Community urged to be vigilant around their neighbourhood, Reid (11 January 2010)

ACT Policing is urging the Canberra community to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to police following a burglary in Reid yesterday morning (Monday 11 January).

About 9.40am, police were called to a residence in Euree Street after the house’s alarm was activated. A male offender gained entry and stole an Apple Imac computer, while a second male offender kept watch on the street.

The male offender is described as Caucasian, aged between 40-55, approx 183cm (6’) tall, with a slim build and a long light grey beard. The second male offender is described as Caucasian, approx 178cm (5’10”) tall, with a medium build and was wearing a baseball cap. The two male offenders left the scene in a white coloured sedan, bearing ACT registration YGH01Q.

Police conducted a door knock of the surrounding area, and AFP Forensics attended the scene.

Nearby residents recalled speaking with a man matching the description of the first male offender a day earlier (Sunday 10 January), when he offered to paint their house number on their driveways to assist locating their property in an emergency.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or interacted with the above offenders in the Reid area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Anyone who observes suspicious activity in their neighbourhood should contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444.

Anybody with any information about this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Report Crime Online.

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