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Police seek identity of graffiti offenders

ACT Policing is seeking to identify those responsible for a string of graffiti incidents across Canberra.

The graffiti consists of images of a dinosaur, often accompanied by a heart and messages, while there is also a “Karm” tag which is with or nearby the graffiti on most occasions.

The graffiti has been seen in suburbs including Dickson, Lyneham, North Lyneham, Kaleen, Lawson, Bruce, Fyshwick and the City. 

The offenders have defaced traffic signs, bus stops, fences, overpasses, traffic light boxes, electricity boxes, building, shops, sporting sheds and paths.

Detective Sergeant Elizabeth Swain from City Police Station said this damage to property is unacceptable and illegal.

“While those responsible might think the imagery is harmless and potentially even heart-warming, these incidents still amount to property damage, which is a criminal offence,” Detective Sergeant Swain said.

“The cost of the damage caused is mounting, and the offender continues to be active around Canberra with additional images popping up.

“I would encourage those responsible for these incidents to make themselves known to police before they get a knock at their door.”

Police are investigating these incidents, and are urging anyone with information who can identify the offender to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6691874. Information can be provided anonymously.

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