Car thieves are ac­tive – Po­lice say leav­ing keys in cars is a bad move

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion -

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.

Septem­ber 2

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.

Septem­ber 3

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.

Septem­ber 4

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.

Septem­ber 5

A red Toy­ota Corolla was stolen from a Rawhiti Ave drive­way. The keys were in the car.

Septem­ber 7

A car was stolen from a locked car­port on Sh­effield St. The reg­is­tra­tion is EG9091.

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