Student flat break-in foiled by vigilant residents

A vigilant resident has foiled another attempt to break in to a student flat this morning.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said police were called to a Castle St flat about 4.20am, following reports of a man trying to climb through a window.

The occupants of the flat yelled out at him and he ran off towards Dundas St, he said.

"Dogs were called out, but no-one was located.

"It's concerning behaviour in the student area of town. Luckily a vigilant person has [woken] up to it.''

Investigations were continuing, he said.

Late last month, a man broke into a student flat in Leith St and threatened one of the occupants.

Anyone with information about the Castle St incident can contact Dunedin police on (03) 471-4800 or Crimestoppers  0800-555-111.