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Eastern District burglars – When you are out, they are about

Eastern District burglars – When you are out, they are about, just don’t let them into your house"

A key focus for Police is preventing crime from happening in the first place.

Burglary is a serious crime and Police will continue to work hard to prevent, respond, investigate and resolve burglaries, but we can’t do it alone.
Senior Sergeant Kevin Stewart from Eastern District Command Centre says despite the slight increase in the Napier, Greenmeadows area, Police are continuing to investigate burglary incidents in all of the Hawke’s Bay.
“We just want to give everyone a gentle reminder that anyone can take steps to protect property and vehicles in order to help avoid becoming a victim of crime.
For people who stay at home during the day it is particularly important to be aware of suspicious or unknown people in and around your residence.

Our experience is that often these people are looking for an opportunity to steal.” Please keep items of monetary or sentimental value secure as thieves are opportunistic and will target these items in your homes.

Always be alert of what’s happening around you and please ensure you report any suspicious behaviour to Police.

In fact, dial 111 immediately if you see someone breaking into your neighbour’s house or car.

Less burglaries and less victims is an outcome we will continue to strive to achieve. And we would like you to help yourself too.
With a few simple things, you can make sure your home is secure when you are out or on holiday.

Check out this list of advice and read a few simple things you can do to make your home intruder-safe.

· Lock your car and your garage.

· Keep the doors locked, even when you are at home

· Keep your spare key in a safe place.

Burglars know all the usual places

· Generally, the more expensive the lock, the more effective it will be

· Consider installing burglar alarms

· Sensor lights act as a deterrent.

You can find more advice on the Police website www.police.govt.nz

Police and Victim Support work closely together to ensure support mechanisms are in place to help deal with the harm and impact caused by crime.

Police also works closely with other agencies and organisations – for example, SNAP and CrimeStoppers – and is always looking for opportunities and new ideas to help tackle crimes like burglary.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have information which can assist our investigations into burglaries and want to reassure the community that we take these cases seriously and any burglary incidents reported to Police will be thoroughly investigated.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hawkes Bay Police on 06 8710700 or alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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