Unlocked cars, fuel targets in resort theft spree

Police are investigating more than a dozen complaints after an overnight theft spree in the Kelvin Heights area of Queenstown.

While unlocked motor vehicles were the main target, fuel containers were also taken and there were incidents of interference with boats on trailers.

Multiple thefts were reported in Peninsula Rd, Milward Pl, Oregon Dr, Sequoia Pl and Cedar Dr.

Some items were recovered in Jardines Park.

Police are calling for help from the public, and are asking residents to check neighbouring properties if they know the owners are absent.

Anyone with information should call Queenstown police on 03 441 1600 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.