The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - Richard Mays

Tyre slash­ing in city sub­urbs over the last cou­ple of week­ends is out­ra­geous.

The mind­less ran­dom van­dal­ism has cost res­i­dents of Mil­son and Roslyn thou­sands of dol­lars in non-bud­geted for tyre re­place­ments. And this in it­self puts a fur­ther strain on al­ready stretched house­hold bud­gets. Th­ese are not wealthy sub­urbs.

Some car own­ers have had their tyres stabbed for a sec­ond time, adding to the stress and worry res­i­dents must feel about ve­hi­cles parked out­side. Not even cars parked up drive­ways es­caped.

As dis­turb­ing as th­ese mind­less acts are, it’s also wor­ry­ing that so few of those af­fected con­tacted po­lice. Lo­cal tyre com­pa­nies say they have been busy re­plac­ing stabbed wheels, but on Fri­day, po­lice said they had re­ceived only two com­plaints.

The Tri­bune story on P6 has more de­tails, but what does it say if peo­ple can’t even be both­ered re­port­ing this kind of crime?

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