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Keep An Eye Out On Christchurch Show Week

NZ Police CommCens Alert 21:00 12-11-2007 Canterbury

Location of incident: Christchurch

Incident Type: SHOW WEEK

12 November 2007

Keep An Eye Out On Christchurch Show Week

Coming to town for Show week? This is traditionally (and hopefully!) hot, busy, lots of people, too much drink, and easy pickings for the burglar and car thief. Locals and visitors are warned to leave no chances for the opportunist thief and to keep an eye on their valuables.

Senior Sergeant Peter Laloli says some burglars specialise in Show Week and there are always those who are around motels.

'Motels are often an easy target for thieves who know that doors tend be left unlocked for latecomers to get in during Show Week. On the hot nights we (usually) get at this time of year, windows also get left wide open, so make sure the safety catch is on. People are relaxed and cash and valuables tend to be left lying around,' says Pete Laloli. 'Thieves know from experience where to look for wallets and jewellery. Money should be hidden or put with other valuables in the motel safe.'

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