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Media release regarding dishonesty offending in Northland

Media release regarding dishonesty offending in Northland

Police are warning Northlanders to be vigilant following a number of burglaries, thefts ex-car and vehicles being stolen in the mid and far north areas.

Since Christmas Police have noticed spike in these crimes, particularly in Paihia, Kaikohe, Mangonui and Kaitaia.

As a result Police staff have been deployed to locations where the crimes have been taking place in an effort to deter the offending.

Police are also asking the public to be vigilant and if they see a crime in progress or any suspicious activity to call Police immediately on 111.
Historical crimes can be reported via the Crime Reporting Line by calling the local Police station.

If people have information about any dishonesty offending and they wish to remain anonymous they can call the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Far North Area Prevention Manager Senior Sergeant Chris McLellan says the population in Northland increases at this time of year with many visitors coming north to enjoy the beaches and weather.

"Unfortunately that brings more opportunity for thieves to take advantage of unsuspecting visitors. For instance some of the burglaries have taken place at baches on our coast line.

We want our visitors to enjoy their time here, not become victims of crime."

Mr McLellan says people need to take simple precautions to lessen the opportunity for criminals to steal.

"Lock your vehicles and take valuables with you. If a thief can see an item within easy reach they will take that rather than go to extra effort to break into a locked car and search for items."

Mr McLellan advises residents to lock their houses whenever they are away and ask neighbours to keep an eye their properties.

"I realise that it is hot at this time of year, but it is also advisable to close doors and windows when you are outside and keep small valuable items, such as cellphones or laptops out of view."

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