Mind­ing your busi­ness

North Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.


Rd, Sil­verdale.


Theft from ve­hi­cle:

Wai­w­era Rd, Wai­w­era, Ever­ard Ave, Army Bay.

Un­law­ful tak­ing of ve­hi­cle:

Mill­wa­ter Park­way, Sil­verdale, Link Cres, Whanga­paraoa.

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