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Police calling for witnesses

Police calling for witnesses

Friday, 17 January 2014 - 2:14pm

Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau Police have launched an investigation following complaints regarding a business, Pay Day Loans (also known as 20/50 Loans).

A 54 year old man, Gavin John Marsich, appeared in Manukau District Court today charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

It has been alleged that Mr Marsich and others use offensive weapons to enforce any non-compliance with the loan terms, which include seven-day repayment. Police are now seeking information from anyone else who may have come into contact with Mr Marsich's business.

"We are requesting anyone who has had contact with Mr Marsich or any other representatives of his company Pay Day Loans to report any concerns to Police," says Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Pizzini of Counties Manukau Police. "The alleged behaviour is unacceptable. We need people to come forward - any information from the public will assist with the investigation and ensure those responsible are held accountable."

Police believe most victims will be from Manurewa and the wider South Auckland community. Pay Day Loans offers small cash loans, targeting the lower socio-economic demographic of the District.

"We would like to remind the public that they should report any threat of violence to Police," says Detective Senior Sergeant Pizzini.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim of this type of behaviour should contact Counties Manukau Police CIB on 09 261 1321. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

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