Arrest after building sites burgled
A 43-year-old Christchurch man was arrested and charged
with the burglary of two building sites, in the new
subdivision near Townsend Road Rangiora.
At about 10:30pm
Wednesday 20 November the man went to the building sites
where he loaded his van with landscaping equipment from one
site, before removing a trailer from the neighbouring
Once the burglaries were discovered, Police were led
to the alleged offenders address by a GPS tracking device
that was on the stolen property.
The vehicle involved was
also identified through surveillance cameras set up by one
of the builders.
Through the security measures set in
place by these builders, Police were able to make an arrest
and return the stolen property.
The alleged offender is
due to appear in Christchurch District Court on Monday 25
Canterbury Police want to remind the community
to take precautions against burglars.
measures will help reduce crime:
• preventing easy
access or opportunity
• engraving tools
and securing premises
• using available technology to
alarm and monitor your property
• having tracking
devices on valuable
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