Kapiti-Mana police have again uncovered a burglary ring thanks to a tip-off from the public.
A Cannons Creek resident witnessed suspicious activity on September 18 and called police. Three men were arrested and the next day a search warrant was carried out on a Mungavin Ave address, where a ‘‘large amount’’ of items allegedly taken in recent Porirua burglaries was recovered, Detective Sergeant Steve Dunn of Porirua CIB said.
They included music systems, games consoles, digital cameras, jewellery, clothing and even meat and other food.
In July, a group of people were arrested after a large amount of stolen property was recovered from a Whitby house. Mr Dunn says a lack of security was a key factor in these burglaries.
‘‘We encourage people to secure windows and doors when they go out. It only takes a few minutes to gain entry and steal easily-moved commodities like laptops and electronic game consoles.’’
Three men have appeared in Porirua District Court over the latest incidents. A 27-year-old was charged with two counts of burglary and was remanded in custody until October 4, a 17-year-old was charged with three counts of burglary and remanded on bail until October 4, while a 16-yearold was referred to youth aid. Police say more arrests could follow.
Bags of swag: Constable Simon Coffey withsome of the many bags of recovered items, allegedly stolen in the Porirua area.