Monday, 29 November 2004 - 4:01pm |

Truck and alcohol stolen in Grenada North burglary

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Porirua Police say those responsible for the burglary of a Grenada North warehouse on Friday night could be sporting massive hangovers or laying in supplies for an early Christmas celebration.

Cheeky burglars broke into the warehouse late on Friday night, 26 November, loaded up several hundred cases of premium beers and spirits into a 12 tonne truck parked in the premises and drove off – so far without a trace.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Fabish, Porirua CIB, says police are appealing for information about the burglary and those responsible. Police are particularly keen for sightings of the red and white painted 1995 Hino 2 axle truck.

The truck, registration PFL 156, has a red cab with a white canopy – both with the markings Provincial painted onto the sides.

"We’re unsure how the burglars got into the warehouse but they certainly made the most of the opportunity and loaded up the truck before driving off," Detective Sergeant Fabish says. "The truck is probably parked up somewhere by now, minus the alcohol.

"If people have seen the truck or know of alcohol being sold off cheaply, we’d appreciate a call."

People who can help with information are asked to contact Porirua Police on telephone: 238 1400.


Media note: A photo of a truck with similar markings to the missing one is available from Kaye Calder, Wellington Police District communications manager, tel 496 3464