Cheap items for sale could be stolen
Police are warning residents about purchasing cheap electronic items at online market places.
The warning follows a recent break-in at Te Kura o Waharoa where a large number of electronic items were stolen.
‘‘...if someone is selling an iPad really cheaply on Facebook there is generally something suspicious going on,’’ says Matamata police officer in charge Blair Hayde.
‘‘If you get caught with it you will be charged with receiving stolen property, the item taken from you; and your house searched for other items.
‘‘Don’t buy it and even better report anything suspicious to police.’’
Police are also seeking information on the whereabouts of Barney Te Hau (pictured) who they say can help with their enquires into the burglary of Te Kura o Waharoa, and Michelle O’Brien (pictured), who also has a warrant for her arrest and is possibly associating with Te Hau.
‘‘If someone is selling an iPad cheaply on Facebook there is something suspicious going on.’’
discretely take photos if police have been called.
Sheds continue to be targeted with reports of stolen lawn mowers and power tools from Station Road and Seddon Street.
‘‘Please lock your sheds up,’’ says Hayde.
‘‘The harder you make it for them, the easier it is for us to get a forensic break.’’
Blair Hayde warns against buying cheap electronic equipment on on-line market places.
Police have a warrant for the arrest of Barney Te Hau. Anyone with information should ring 111.