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Thirsty thieves on camera

ACT police believe a group of smash-and-grab thieves went on a crime spree at Belconnen overnight Saturday, attacking three liquor shops.

About 4.35am on Sunday morning offenders attempted to gain entry to the Lucky 7 Handy Mart at Latham. Closed circuit television captured the intruders running off after they were disturbed trying to get in.

About 5am police attended the Holt SPAR supermarket in response to an alarm. Someone had broken into the store through a glass panel.

The group was captured on CCTV kicking in the glass panel, entering the store and stealing  alcohol.

A short time later, police were called to Liquor Legends, on Tillyard Drive, Charnwood, in response to another alarm.

Belconnen police arrived about 5.10am to find the front door to the store had been smashed.

CCTV captured four men wearing hooded jumpers. One was seen carrying a keg, which was used to smash the door. 

All the men entered the store and ran off behind the store, towards Garrad Court.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in Holt, Charnwood or Latham or is able to help police with the investigation should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Information can be provided anonymously.