$5k bounty on sign thief

Agent sees red over van­dal­ism and pil­fer­ing

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Mr Sintes said he would per­son­ally pay $5000 to any­one who pro­vided in­for­ma­tion about the dis­ap­pear­ing signs which led to a con­vic­tion of the per­pe­tra­tor.

He be­lieved there would be people in the com­mu­nity who knew who was steal­ing and tam­per­ing with them.

Mr Sintes said he was un­sure of the mo­tive be­hind the be­hav­iour as the signs would not be much use to any­one else.

They cost about $75 to make and he ex­pected they were ei­ther ‘‘dumped or de­stroyed’’.

‘‘I just think putting a $5000 bounty out there will curb their be­hav­iour. Or if the per­pe­tra­tor wants to come for­ward I’ll ac­cept an apol­ogy and a cof­fee and move on,’’ he said.

At least half a dozen signs had been tam­pered with.

Mr Sintes en­cour­aged those who may have seen red Lo­ca­tions signs in places they should not be or sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour near the signs to re­port it.

He had not made an of­fi­cial com­plaint to po­lice as they had bet­ter things to do than deal with ‘‘petty’’ things, he said.

Stolen signs: Lo­ca­tions sales con­sul­tant Hugh Sintes is of­fer­ing a $5000 bounty for in­for­ma­tion which leads to a con­vic­tion of the per­son who has been steal­ing and tam­per­ing with his red work signs.

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