Camper­van among stolen items

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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.

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