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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.

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