Bur­glar­ies rise in Tawa and Para­pa­raumu

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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.’’

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