A man has been charged over a series of ram raids on Canberra businesses in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A 33-year-old Gordon man was arrested on Wednesday and accused of ramming a Toyota Kluger into a Hawker chemist and a Curtin service station, police said.
Police allege the man drove the car through the front of the chemist at 3.25am on Wednesday.
They say he then entered the store through a broken glass door, but came out empty handed.
Five minutes later, a second ram raid was reported at a Shell service station in Curtin.
Police say the same Toyota Kluger was seen at the service station at the time of the incident.
The Kluger had later been seen driving through Phillip at the intersection of Melrose Drive and Launceston Drive, and was also seen on Athllon Drive heading towards Sulwood Drive.
Police say the car was found burned out in Monash about 4am.
ACT police said the man was arrested in Monash.
The man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he charged with two counts of aggravated burglary and breach of bail.
He made an application for bail, but because he was already on bail when he allegedly committed the ram raids he had to show the court special or exceptional circumstances.
His lawyer said the man, a carpenter, was the sole provider for his family and that without him they would not be able to afford their private rental property.
But the magistrate said while that was troubling, it was not necessarily a special or exceptional circumstance.
The man was refused bail.