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Police seek information following Marlborough vehicle thefts

"Police seek information following Marlborough vehicle thefts"

Please attribute to Senior Constable Russ Smith, Marlborough Prevention

Police are seeking information following two vehicle thefts in Kaikoura and Taimate overnight.

Police received a report that a crashed vehicle had been found abandoned and on fire on SH1 between Seddon and Ward around 5:15am today.

Toyota Hilux

Police and Fire and Emergency NZ attended and the fire was extinguished.

Nobody was located with the vehicle.

Enquiries have determined that the vehicle, a 1994 white Honda Civic with the registration ABN965, had been recently stolen from Kaikoura.

Also this morning a Taimate resident has reported that their vehicle, a 1988 white Toyota Hilux, with the registration WQ9123 had been stolen from their property overnight.

The vehicle was fitted with bull bars and an aluminium crate and also contained a 30-30 Winchester rifle and ammunition.

Honda Civic

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen either vehicle – which are similar to those pictured - around the Kaikoura, Ward or Seddon areas overnight or this morning.

They can contact Police on 105, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

ENDS


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