Whitianga Police are concerned “career criminals” are possibly operating in the area following several burglaries recently.
In the latest Whitianga Police Report sergeant Andrew Morrison says a building site was targeted by thieves on Sunday, while a licensed premises was also burgled on March 13.
“Tools and equipment stolen from a building site on Vanita Drive on March 19, along with a licensed premises on Albert Street being burgled on the 13th and a large quantity of coins being stolen indicate that career criminals are stealing in our area.
“Please check security systems and lock equipment away securely after your hard day at work.”
Andrew is appealing to members of the community who sees any suspicious people around building sites or in their community to record any vehicle registrations and let police know.
While on the roads, police are appealing to motorists, particularly slow drivers, to show consideration to their fellow road users.
“There is no issue with travelling slowly and enjoying your drive around the Coromandel Peninsula, however if there are vehicles behind you pull over and let them pass safely.”
Whitianga Police made one arrest last week.
March 15 – 1 x 29-year-old local man for being Unlawfully in a Building.
Whitianga Police attended zero domestic incidents last week.
On March 16, an offender tampered with a door lock at a Monk Street premises without gaining entry, while on March 17 a caravan and garden shed were broken into at a Cook Drive address.
Also on the 17th, two men caused damage to a tree at a Racecourse Road address and decamped when confronted by the owner.
Damage was caused to the door of a licensed premises on Blacksmith Lane on March 18 and enquiries are continuing in relation to security footage showing this man being pulled away from the scene.
An incident of intimidation and threatening behaviour occurred at a Blackjack Road subdivision also occurred on the 18th, with the suspect's vehicle details being obtained for further enquiry.
Whitianga Police apprehended zero drunk drivers last week.