Po­lice warn of crime spike at hol­i­day time

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Toko­roa Se­nior Sergeant Graeme Hill is warn­ing the ru­ral com­mu­nity to lock up.

Mr Hill said with the fes­tive sea­son fast ap­proach­ing, homes that were not locked be­came a tar­get for op­por­tun- is­tic thieves. ‘‘Peo­ple need to be more se­cu­rity con­scious. Lock it or lose it, it’s sim­ple.’’

The Toko­roa Play­cen­tre was bro­ken into and a num­ber of items were taken, if you have any in­for­ma­tion about this of­fence please con­tact the Toko­roa Po­lice on 885 0100.

With White Rib­bon Day this Fri­day Mr Hill said it was a timely re­minder that vi­o­lence against women was not okay. Mr Hill said the fes­tive sea­son usu­ally saw fam­ily vi­o­lence es­ca­late. ‘‘Sort­ing out a prob­lem with your fists is not the an­swer, the fes­tive sea­son is about bring­ing fam­i­lies to­gether not tear­ing them apart.’’

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