Otago Daily Times
Warning after car breakin bid filmed
CONCERNED residents in Queenstown took to social media to warn people to lock their cars overnight after CCTV footage showed a man trying to break into a vehicle early on Saturday.
It comes just three months after police warned of a previous spate of similar crime in the area.
Shotover Country resident Jo Stirling posted security camera footage from her property in Oxfordshire Ave to the community Facebook page.
It showed a person wearing a blue jacket, grey trousers and a woolly hat coming on to her drive and checking the car.
The person, believed to be a male, used a torch to check for belongings before trying the handle and leaving once he found it locked.
Other residents in Woodstock Rd and Marston Ave commented they also believed items in their cars had been taken or rummaged through the same night.
Ms Stirling said more people had contacted her privately to say they believed their vehicles had been searched.
Police said there were two reports of incidents at the weekend and were investigating.
In October police revealed 16 similar reports in Shotover Country.
At the time, Senior Sergeant Paula Enoka, of Queenstown, said anybody who thought their vehicles had been accessed should call the police.
‘‘Keep your vehicles locked when you are not using them and if you have anything of value, keep it on you or out of sight.’’