Several businesses were broken into over the past few days, as well as the Ministry of Finance’s Project Management Unit and a government secondary school.
According to reports, a female worker contacted the Police and reported that the Unit had been burglarized and a quantity of paints, brushes, thinners and an ACT Internet box had been taken.
The intruders apparently gained access into the building by breaking sections of a utility room window, then ransacked the entire place while stealing the items from an office.
This offence reportedly occurred sometime between 3 p.m. on August 19 and 8 a.m. on August 22 at Friars Hill Road.
Meanwhile, the general manager of Paint Plus, located on Old Parham Road, reported to the Police that the establishment had been broken into and an undisclosed sum of cash was taken.
The intruder appears to have used a hard implement to break a hole in the southern side of the roof and gain entry into the building.
This offence occurred between the afternoon of August 20 and the morning of August 22.
In another incident, thieves reportedly broke into a Fort Road cook shop and took a number of items, including a 20-lb gas cylinder, a red hose, a blue regulator and a quantity of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
There were no signs of forced entry to the building, reports say; however, investigators found that a northern wooden door was open.
The usual search of the area was carried out, but the stolen items were not found.
This offence reportedly occurred overnight on August 21.
In the meantime, the Principal of Irene B. Williams Secondary School in Swetes reported that the staff office had been broken into between August 21 and 22.
Reports say that during the caper, the intruders did not steal anything; however, they vandalized the room by throwing different coloured dyes all over its interior.
Entry reportedly was gained via an eastern door by someone using a key, since there were no signs of forced entry.