Police have issued a further appeal for more information
on two men allegedly involved in the burglary of Arrowtown's
New Orleans Hotel.
Noel Karora and Paul Tipene (both 36) are also sought in
relation to a string of burglaries in Otago, Dunedin and
Southland areas in recent weeks.
About $4000 was allegedly stolen from New Orleans Hotel on
Friday, August 22.
Police warned that Karora and Tipene were prolific
''shoulder surfers'' - where an offender watches a person input
their eftpos pin and then steals the card while they are
Police say the pair have been targeting unsuspecting elderly
victims in the past few weeks.
The pair are believed to be using three vehicles - a green
1994 Nissan Skyline (registration number ASR626), a silver
1994 Subaru Legacy saloon (UW3039) and a blue 2001 Subaru
Legacy saloon (FLD676).
''They've been staying in motels and hotels in the Southern
area,'' Detective Sergeant Stuart Harvey said.
''Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Karora or
Tipene should make contact with their nearest police station,
or call 111 if they see them.''