Teens arrested in crackdown on CBD crime
Porirua police are hailing the success of an operation to tackle crime in Porirua’s city centre.
Five teenagers have been charged with burgling The Metropolitan after being twice caught in the act on February 2.
‘‘Police attended a callout to the bar and a number of young people fled the scene, but some were caught,’’ senior sergeant James McKay said.
‘‘Only hours later police were alerted again to another break-in at the same bar, and five young people were arrested.’’
Those arrested were all aged 13 to 17, McKay said, and police believed they may have been responsible for some of the damage to Porirua CBD businesses in November and December.
Curry Village was broken into three times late last year, and the glass front doors smashed. About 70 bottles of wine, beer and spirits, and
‘‘The arrests we’ve nowmade are of young people we have dealt with in the past. It was just a matter of catching them.’’