Car thieves are active – Police say leaving keys in cars is a bad move
Matamata police remind residents to keep their cars locked and secure and to keep their car keys away from the car after a spate of car thefts in the area.
They also encourage people to report suspicious people and behaviour to either the police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.
If residents see vehicles that they don’t recognise going up driveways, especially in rural areas, then they should report them as this a good
deterrent to criminals.
A Subaru on Douglas Rd was broken into with a screw driver after being wheeled out of a farm shed but
was not driven away.
A Walton Rd workshop was burgled, some rum RTDs were taken.
Two pairs of boxing gloves were stolen from a Barnard St address.
Two people took $125 worth of cigarettes from a Waharoa petrol station. They were captured on CCTV and are known to police.
An Alexandra Rd
address was burgled. An axe from the property’s shed was used to break into the house, a TV, stereo with an iPod and a Playstation were taken and the axe was returned to the shed.
A red Toyota Corolla was stolen from a Rawhiti Ave driveway. The keys were in the car.
A car was stolen from a locked carport on Sheffield St. The registration is EG9091.