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Police keen to return recovered stolen goods to owners

Police keen to return recovered stolen goods to owners in time for Christmas

A district-wide Police operation dubbed 'Operation Pyrite', cracking down on an organised crime group, has recovered lots of stolen goods Police want to return to owners ahead of Christmas.

The operation began in October and since then, 17 offenders have been arrested and charged with a variety of offences, with more arrests likely.

Detective Sergeant Steve Dunn says, "Throughout the execution of search warrants during the operation, Police recovered a substantial amount of stolen property. A significant quantity has been identified and returned to its rightful owners, however there are a number of readily identifiable items Police hope to return in time for Christmas."

Recovered items include a set of family wetsuits, two distinctive golf bags, a jewellery box with various items and an antique ring set.

"A family has had its leisure opportunities diminished, keen golfers have lost their clubs they have probably built up over a number of years and a family heirloom has been lost. We want to find these owners so their belongings can be returned in time for Christmas."

Detective Sergeant Dunn says inside one of the golf bags were green fees paid for two UK golf clubs - Naunton Downs and Aldenham.

"We hope this will trigger someone's memory and we'll be able to reunite owners with their prized possessions as soon as possible."

Police want to hear from anyone who recognises these items in the attached photos. People should contact Detective Sergeant Steve Dunn via the Lower Hutt Police Station on (04) 560 2600.


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