Three teens have been arrested in connection with a series of
offences, including the theft of firearms, around the Mosgiel
Police said the 17-year-olds had been charged in the past
fortnight with more than 20 offences since March.
The offences included burglary, theft, intentional damage and
Clutha-Taieri area response manager Senior Sergeant Al Dickie
confirmed recovered items included firearms stolen from a
Gladstone Rd address.
He praised a Mosgiel resident for reporting suspicious
activity, which resulted in a prompt response from Mosgiel
police and a Dunedin dog handler.
''These offenders have shown how easy it is to access
unlocked properties and cars around the town so the idea is
to not make it easy for them.''
Despite the arrests, he reminded residents not to be
complacent and to lock things up, and report any suspicious
''Prevention first is the key.''