Police will throw significant resources at the investigation of a spate of ram raids on Canberra businesses in recent months.
Eighteen ram raids have been carried out in Canberra this year, 10 of them in the past month alone.
Detective acting station sergeant Shane Scott said police suspected more than one group of people was responsible for the multiple ram raids.
"We don't think there's one single group operating," acting station sergeant Scott said.
"We do have a dedicated number of detectives looking into this and will co-ordinate a response."
While police did not rule out that some of the ram raids could be copycat behaviour, acting station sergeant Scott said knowledge of the ram raids could be passed on to other criminals.
Investigations would focus on whether any of the ram raids were linked. Almost all of the cases have involved stolen cars.
Acting station sergeant Scott said many of the ram raids were opportunistic, although businesses may have been targeted due to a lack of security.
"They may look for businesses without specific alarm systems, and we encourage business owners to review their own security practices," he said.
"The significant impact of the crime is not the theft of money per se, normally what we're finding is a small amount being taken from the premises, but the impact is on the damage to the premises and the ongoing trading of the business while repairs are undertaken."
Police would not be drawn on if arrests were pending, citing operational reasons.
Out of the 18 ram raids reported this year, seven of them happened on one night in Lyneham, Mitchell and Fyshwick in March.
The latest ram raid happened on July 7, after the store Mull Up, which sells cannabis-related paraphernalia, was targeted.
Renewed attention on the ram raids has intensified after 10 incidents since June, some on back-to-back nights.
In one incident, 10 bottles of vodka were stolen from an IGA supermarket in Ngunnawal, leaving large parts of the store's exterior damaged.
The store's owner Peter Neou said it was a big setback.
"We were fairly shocked...we're just a small family-run business," he said.
Acting station sergeant Scott said forensic investigations had been hampered by the offenders using cars to break in to the businesses. Many of the cars were later found burnt out.
He urged anyone with information to come forward.
"We encourage the public to be involved and provide information to us and for business owners to provide to us and we're looking at moving things forward," he said.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.