Thief takes guns in morn­ing raid

South Waikato News - - NEWS / OPINION - By PET­RICE TAR­RANT

Po­lice are on the hunt for an ‘‘oxy­gen thief’’ who stole $1000 worth of guns from Sportsworld Toko­roa.

Owner Jeff Gash said his se­cu­rity cam­eras show a man steal­ing from the store at about 4am last Wed­nes­day.

The footage shows a re­sem­b­lence be­tween the cul­prit and the man who broke into the Mannering St re­tail store just be­fore Christ­mas.

In­sur­ance only cov­ers so much, he said. ‘‘[The break ins] have prob­a­bly cost me $ 3000 in the past two months.

‘‘It’s frus­trat­ing, but the po­lice are do­ing ev­ery­thing they can.’’

This is the fourth time his store has been bro­ken into in the 11 years he has owned it, he said.

‘‘It just re­in­forces the need for se­cu­rity cam­eras in town.’’

As a busi­ness owner, he said he was more than happy to fork out for the levy the com­mit­tee had pro­posed.

BURGLED AGAIN: Sportsworld Toko­roa.

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