Minding your business
A burglary this week occurred at a commercial premises in Silverdale.
The premises are fully fenced and the building was locked and alarmed. The offender attempted to force open the main doors with no success, then moved on to a window and forced that open and climbed inside. However, the alarm activated and the offender ran off.
Two cars were stolen this week. One belonged to a construction company and is fitted with a GPS. This car was promptly located on the North Shore and one person in connection with the theft has been arrested.
Here are two examples of how crime prevention measures undertaken by businesses can lessen the impact and minimise the effects when targeted by criminals.
Your local police station will have a booklet called Business Crime Prevention. The booklet is designed specifically for retailers, small business operators and their staff, to prevent crime and to identify criminal activity and offenders. The booklet is free and offers advice on issues such as cash management, credit card and refund fraud, aggressive and abusive customers and how to protect your stock.
If you are a business owner or operator and experiencing ongoing problems with theft, graffiti or any type of crime, contact your local community constable or the Rodney Police Community Solving Team. It can offer advice on how crime prevention through environmental design can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime and increase the feeling of safety among your staff and customers.
Orewa-Hibiscus Coast crime statistics for January 18-24.
Theft from vehicle:
Waiwera Rd, Waiwera, Everard Ave, Army Bay.
Unlawful taking of vehicle:
Millwater Parkway, Silverdale, Link Cres, Whangaparaoa.