Rural burglaries prompt police warning

Photo: RNZ
PHOTO: ODT FILES
Oamaru police are investigating a spate of burglaries at rural properties, and have issued a reminder to farmers to lock up their property.

Yesterday morning, a silver Toyota Hilux, registration MLW277, was stolen from a Kakanui property.

Sergeant Blair Wilkinson said the owner of the vehicle disturbed the offenders about 4am, before they took off, and police were appealing for any sightings of the vehicle.

‘‘If anyone sees that vehicle around, we’d like to hear about it,’’ Sgt Wilkinson said.

On Sunday morning, outboard motors were taken from a property at Reidston.

Sgt Wilkinson reminded rural residents to ensure they had appropriate security measures in place, not to leave keys in their vehicles and to report any suspicious behaviour to police.

  • Phone 105 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

rebecca.ryan@odt.co.nz

 

Add a Comment

drivesouth-pow-classic-2.png

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter