Burglaries rise in Tawa and Paraparaumu
Police are urging Tawa and Paraparaumu residents to be vigilant following a rise in the number of burglaries.
Porirua police Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said the last few months had seen an increasing number of burglaries from cars and homes in those areas
Arrest had been made, but there was a need for vigilance from residents.
‘‘We’re noticing a lot of those could be avoidable by people placing valuable items out out of view, locking vehicles and houses,’’ Ferguson said.
‘‘People engaged in helping themselves is the first barrier to these criminals.
‘‘A lot are opportunists - if they’re provided with the opportunity say an unlocked car or a laptop in plain view.’’