Police call for community input at Kai
A recent series of burglaries at Kaitangata has prompted Clutha police to suggest the South Otago town sets up a Neighbourhood Watch.
Senior sergeant Cynthia Fairely of Balclutha said seven burglaries had been reported between July 11 and August 11, for which three separate arrests had been made. She said it was difficult to determine whether or not there were more break-ins than normal.
‘‘Burglaries are invasive, and the concern also is what’s fuelling them; is it drugs, or a shortage of cash that is behind this pocket of burglaries?’’
Clutha police would be approaching Kaitangata community leaders to discuss how surveillance and vigilance could be improved.
Another burglary was reported at Kaitangata last week. Between August 5-10, a Needles St garage was entered through an open window. The offenders took two 10 litre pails of undercoat paint and three paint trays, six paint brushes and two lengths of weather board.
People with info should call Balclutha police on (03) 418 0203 or Crimestoppers 0800555111.
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