Police believe a spate of thefts, mainly in the Queenstown
suburb of Fernhill, are linked.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford said police would like to
speak to the owners or users of a black Ford Ghia station
wagon with the number plate CKJ664.
He said police believed the people using the car were
responsible for a series of break-ins and thefts from cars
Police officers had been monitoring an area in Fernhill and
also suspect one of the offenders has been staying in a park
on Williams St.
''It's only a matter of time before we locate the vehicle and
the occupants,'' Snr Const Blackford said, but added the
offenders could be caught sooner with assistance from members
of the public.
Thefts in Fernhill include an iPod Nano and a Go Pro camera
from a campervan broken into on Richards Park Lane overnight
on Monday, a Vaio branded laptop and a cream purse containing
bank cards from a car broken into on Caples Lane, and a
quantity of cash from an unlocked car on Lochy Rd, reported
stolen to police on Tuesday morning. At the weekend, a Bowen
St house in Queenstown was burgled and ''a large quantity of
alcohol'' and a women's handbag and its contents taken.
Snr Const Blackford said one of the victims had spoken to
neighbours who also said their cars had been broken into.
He urged people to report crimes and said police would like
to speak to anyone whose cars or homes had been entered.