Tuesday, 4 July 2023 - 3:48pm |
Auckland City

Police disrupt alleged thieves in the act, two people put before the Court

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Police disrupted a group allegedly trying to break into vehicles parked in an enclosed garage on Edinburgh Street overnight.

Just after 2am, Police were alerted to the group who were targeting multiple vehicles when an alarm went off in the building.

Police arrived quickly, locating and apprehending three people. A number of vehicles were observed to have been targeted during the incident.

A 34-year-old female and a 36-year-old male are due to appear in the Auckland District Court today on charges relating to burglary and breach of bail conditions. 

A third person has been referred to Youth Aid.

Relieving Auckland City Area Prevention Manager, Acting Inspector Khushwinder Kullar, says the quick actions of officers meant the group were apprehended very quickly.

“Police were alerted to the vehicle break-ins straight away, which meant we could get our staff on scene before they could leave.

“We hope these arrests bring reassurance to the community we will target anyone who seeks to engage in unlawful behaviour, and I encourage the public to report any suspicious behaviour immediately.”

Acting Inspector Kullar says we also encourage people to keep an eye out on their surroundings and to get in touch with Police if you see anything of concern. 

“I would also like to use this opportunity to remind the public to ensure your vehicles are secure.

“While these incidents have occurred inside a garage space, there is always the potential for your vehicle to be targeted – no matter where it is.

“We encourage the community to look out for eachother and keep an eye on who is entering the space.

“Don’t let people you don’t recognise tailgate you in and don’t be afraid to challenge anyone who you think may have entered the area without proper access.”

Police encourage anyone with immediate concerns for their safety to contact us via 111.

To report an incident after it has occurred, please contact our 105 phone service.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Anna Thompson/NZ Police