Taupo Police weekly report
Taupo Police report May 23-29
There were three burglaries in Sinton Row.
One victim returned from work after leaving his house secure. He discovered his front ranch slider was unlocked. When he entered his house he noticed that a box of beer and his i-phone, which were sitting on the kitchen bench, had been taken
Next door was also found to be burgled, with a back window being smashed. It is unknown if anything was taken.
Between the reported times another property suffered an attempted break in. The house had been left locked, secured and alarmed. The alarm had not been activated.
The offender/s have attempted to gain entry by trying to jemmy a rear facing aluminium door leading the laundry room of the property. This has broken the window on the door. Oregon Drive: A victim’s vehicle, that was parked on his property, has been broken into, He states that he returned to the vehicle to find that someone had stolen tools - there appears to be no damage to the vehicle but he has found that one of his very back windows is hard to wind down now. Nil disturbance made to the house itself and no attempt to steal the vehicle was made. Debretts Thermal Resort: A man entered the hot springs area beside the pools at the back of the resort and then he entered the garage. He then took tools from the back area and used them to get inside the lockers by tearing the locks off with a crowbar. The male is about 180cm, broad shouldered and heavy set. On further inspection, his legs are thin, so Police say it’s possible he is wearing many jackets. Rakanui Road:
A informant has found a front fence has been cut to gain entry. Once in the yard they have entered an office on site. There has been a messy search of the office, unsure what has been taken. Arrowsmith Ave: Tamatea Road: The victim left his property locked and secure. Upon returning, the victim discovered the house had been broken into. The offender/s have managed to open the rear sliding door although there is no obvious signs of damage.