Car thieves tar­geted

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Car thieves can ex­pect to be tar­geted by po­lice over the next fort­night.

Op­er­a­tion Home­land was launched this week by Auck­land city po­lice to tar­get car crime in its east­ern re­gion.

Mt Welling­ton po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Hirone Ware­tini says there will be in­ten­sive pa­trolling and check­points in hotspots, in­clud­ing One­hunga.

He says the num­ber of cars be­ing stolen is on the rise.

Dur­ing the op­er­a­tion of­fi­cers will also be mak­ing proac­tive vis­its to known car thieves through­out the city.

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