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


Recent vehicle break-ins Dunedin

Hide it, take it, lock it or lose it.

That is the message from Dunedin Police who have dealt with a recent spate of vehicle break-ins.

On Saturday morning two youths were observed breaking into a number of cars.

When Police arrived they decamped.

They were tracked and located by a Police Dog.

The offenders have admitted breaking into 20 unlocked vehicles around the Queens Garden, Princess Street, Manor Place and Maitland Street area.

Dunedin Police wish to remind members of the public to lock their cars at all times.

You can minimise their opportunities by:

· Always take keys with you when you leave your vehicle.

· Always lock your vehicle when you leave it.

· Close all windows, including sunroofs.

· Park in well-lit areas if possible.

· Try not to leave valuables in your car.

Thieves will break in for something as small as loose change.

· If you have to leave valuables in your car, make sure they are out of sight, but remember hiding them is not as safe as removing them.

· Don’t leave documents with personal information or keys to your house/business/boat etc in your vehicle.

· Consider installing an alarm to provide extra security.

As always if you see any suspicious activity – report it.

Call 111.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>


City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>


Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>


RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>


Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>





InfoPages News Channels