Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Organised crime group arrested for over $300k of car thefts

Organised crime group arrested for car thefts worth over $300k

Counties Manukau Police Organised Crime Team have arrested and charged a criminal group for stealing over 30 vehicles. The value of all the thefts totalled over $300k.

On Thursday 14 March Operation Jafa was terminated with search warrants being conducted at five addresses in the Counties Manukau District. The search warrants resulted in the arrest of five males and one female aged between 16 and 42.

Counties Manukau District Crime Manager, Dave Lynch says, “All of the six offenders are participants of an organised crime group. Since 1 October 2012 to 7 February 2013 38 Toyota Hiace vans have been stolen with none recovered to date.”

“This group has been charged with 27 of those un-recovered Toyota Hiace vans with further charges likely against this group.”

All six offenders appeared in Manukau District Court on Friday 15 March. One male aged 42 has been remanded in custody and all others have been bailed. The group are due to reappear in the Manukau District Court on 3 April 2013.

Police Officers continue to proactively patrol common areas that are targeted for vehicle crime. Counties Manukau Police want to prevent crime from happening and need you to help too. Please remember to:

• Remove all valuables from your vehicle
• Lock your vehicle
• Ensure your vehicle has an alarm
• Use a steering lock
• Park your car off the road, if you can't, make sure you park in a well lit area

If you have any information about this criminal group please call Counties Manukau Police on 09 261 1300. To provide information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news