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How long does it take to smash a car win­dow and grab what’s in­side? Ten sec­onds?

What about tak­ing some­thing from a house by go­ing through an un­locked win­dow? A minute?

Po­lice have no­ticed an in­crease in bur­glar­ies in Tawa and Para­pa­raumu dur­ing the last few months.

These are not typ­i­cal crime hot spots.

Some thieves will go to a vul­ner­a­ble area with the goal of find­ing the eas­i­est tar­get by look­ing for open win­dows or un­locked doors.

An open win­dow down a drive­way or at the back of a house could be the dif­fer­ence be­tween one house be­ing bur­gled and an­other not.

Other thefts are more op­por­tunis­tic, and can be as sim­ple as smash­ing a car win­dow with a rock to grab what­ever’s in­side.

The ef­fect of a bur­glary on peo­ple who never saw it com­ing can be heart-break­ing. So don’t tempt fate. - Se­nior Re­porter Jared Nicoll

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