Police recover stolen construction property in Hawke’s Bay

Police recover stolen construction property in Hawke’s Bay

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Police have found a large amount of stolen property, which had been taken in burglaries across the wider Hawke’s Bay area.

The find follows the execution of a search warrant at an address in Ngatarawa Road, Hastings yesterday (25 August 2016).

The stolen property consists of large numbers of construction building materials, tradespeople’s tools and trailers, all valued in excess of $100,000.

Thanks to some smart-thinking owners who engraved their property with their names or initials or driver licence number, Police are able to reunite the recovered goods with their owners.

This demonstrates the value in labelling items and reporting any theft or burglary to Police.

Investigators are now working their way through the significant volume of items to ascertain where it has come from, with a view to return it to its rightful owners. We are talking to approximately 40 victims.

Items currently being held by Police include a brand new kitchen, circular saws, nail guns, timber, a set of windows, bags of plaster, scaffolding, electrical wires, and dive tanks.

The property was recovered from a house, sheds and a shipping container at a single site.

The investigation started when an officer spotted a suspicious amount of property. A team effort from a number of staff resulted in the discovery and the recovery of the construction materials and tools.

A man has been charged in relation to some of the stolen the property and is due to appear in the Hastings District Court next week on date to be determined. It is likely he will face a number of charges.

People with any enquiries relating to the recovered property can contact the Hawke’s Bay Tactical Crime Unit on 06 873 0561.


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