Campervan among stolen items
Porirua Police have recovered a significant amount of stolen property, including a $45,000 campervan stolen from Rotorua in May last year.
Detective Shane Carter of the Porirua CIB says a 36-year-old Elsdon man appeared in the Porirua District Court, charged with two counts of burglary, including a burglary at the Titahi Bay Convenience Store in January this year, theft and attempted unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.
Police have recently moved towards a Prevention First policing model which puts prevention at the heart of policing to ensure everyone can be safe and feel safe.
Mr Carter says recent burglaries are a timely reminder for businesses within Porirua to review their safety practices, to avoid becoming a victim of a burglary.
‘‘This means making sure premises are secured each night, that there is sufficient lighting around the premises and that alarms and CCTV cameras are in working order.’’
‘‘We also want residents to ensure they secure doors and windows at their homes. The same goes for locking vehicles and ensuring there is nothing valuable is left in view. We want people to do what they can to prevent themselves from being a victim of a burglary and reduce the opportunity for thieves.’’
Mr Carter says the same goes for anyone trying to on-sell stolen goods at cheap prices.
Police want to hear from anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity. Ph. 238 400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.