Exasperated over unsecured student flats, police have taken
to shutting windows and doors to reduce the risk of burglary.
Police had increased patrols in the student quarter, but had
been concerned by the number of returning students who
continued to leave their flats unsecured, Acting Senior
Sergeant Damion Rangitutia said.
In the latest incident, two bikes were taken from an
unsecured property, while earlier this week two people were
stopped by Campus Watch with a television they had removed
from a nearby flat.
Police were concerned to note the number of flats with
windows and doors left open, with no sign of people at the
address, and, in some cases, were taking a proactive approach
by shutting doors and windows of unsecured flats, Acting Snr
Sgt Rangitutia said.
In addition, police were involved in other preventive
measures in the area, such as patrols and advising on flat
security, he said.