Suspicious behaviour on Mauao

A pair of women were at the summit when the man began taking pictures of them on his cell phone and followed them down the track. File photo.

Police are warning public to be careful after reports were received about a man behaving suspiciously near Mauao.

Senior Sergeant Mike Membery says reports were received about the man yesterday morning.

“We received reports that a man had been seen acting suspiciously at the summit of Mount Maunganui between 7.30-8pm on Wednesday October 4.

“A pair of women were at the summit when the man began taking pictures of them on his cell phone and followed them down the track.

“Police are making enquiries into the incident and encourage anyone who may have experienced something similar on the Mount on Wednesday night to contact us.

“Police encourages anyone who is ever concerned for their own, or others, safety to contact us immediately. We also want people to call us if they witness any suspicious behaviour.

“Even if the thing you witnessed is no longer happening, please still call your local station and pass on your information, it could be useful to Police in the future.”

Anyone with further information can contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.



1 Comment

If someone...

Posted on 06-10-2017 15:49 | By GreertonBoy

Starts taking photos of you, you take some photos of them? Once you have a photo of them, text it to yourself so it is not only in your phone, then call the police if they seem that suspicious or threatening? Most people I know would have snapped a dozen pics and have them on farce book before you can say farce book? He may have been taking photos and decided to leave anyway, threatening or intimidating behaviour can always be recorded on video on a phone if it is real.Most people 'acting suspicious' will behave once they know they are being recorded or have their photo on record.... even holding ones phone as if it is recording can be a good deterrent, even if the phone isn't or cant record...

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