Tokoroa Police have attended 62 incidents in the last week. Police are concerned with the high number of burglaries taking place in the rural community from Tokoroa to Tirau.
In most cases the offenders are targeting vehicles such as utes and motorbikes but have also taken tools and other farm equipment.
Senior Sergeant Henderson said anyone seeing anything out of the norm should ring police immediately.
‘‘The best advice is to secure these items out of view from the road and ring 111 for any suspicious vehicles or people seen.’’ have received excellent anonymous information from the Crime Stoppers hotline .
As a result two men were arrested for unlawfully possessing a firearm, ammunition and methamphetamine. They appeared in the Rotorua District Court on Friday the 3rd of June.
‘‘With the matter before the court I would just like to say thank you to the community for pointing us in the right direction.
‘‘These arrests and the firearm being removed from our streets, it is likely we have prevented serious crimes from being committed,’’ he said.