Keep valuable items out of sight police urge
Tokoroa Senior Sergeant Graeme Hill is urging people to keep highly valuable items away from prying eyes.
Mr Hill said there has been a slight increase in burglaries in Tokoroa and says the key could be as easy as putting your items out of sight.
‘‘We all need to be mindful of what is easily seen through windows when we are away. Things like laptops, cell phones; easily portable devices, is what burglars will be looking out for.’’
Mr Hill said people should mark their items using the Serial Number Action Partnership also known as SNAP.
Operation SNAP is an initiative of the New Zealand Police, aiming to prevent burglary, and make it harder for criminals to sell stolen goods in New Zealand.
For more information go to snap.org.nz.
Mr Hill is also encouraging people to phone 111 in an emergency.
‘‘ We have had a couple of incidences where people have rung the Tokoroa Police station instead of 111. It is vital in an emergency that 111 is phoned as they can ensure you are provided with all the services you need – fire, police or ambulance.’’