Keep valu­able items out of sight po­lice urge

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.’’

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