Fears spate of vehicle tampering may return to Queenstown

A still of CCTV footage showing an unidentified man attempting to entering a vehicle in Shotover...
A still of CCTV footage showing an unidentified man attempting to entering a vehicle in Shotover Country. Image: Supplied
Concerned residents in Queenstown have taken to social media to warn people to lock their cars overnight after CCTV footage showed a man trying to break into a vehicle.

It comes just three months after police warned of a previous spate of similar crime in the area.

Shotover Country resident Jo Stirling posted security camera footage from her property on Oxfordshire Av, Shotover Country.

It showed a person in the early hours of Saturday morning in a blue jacket with grey trousers, wearing a woolly hat, come onto her drive and check the car.

The person, believed to be a male, used a torch to check for belongings before trying the handle and leaving once he found it locked.

Other residents commented they too believed items in their cars had been taken or rummaged with on Woodstock Rd and Marston Av last night.

Ms Stirling said more had contacted her privately to say they believe their vehicles had been searched.

Police said there were two reports of incidents overnight and were investigating.

In October police revealed 16 similar reports in Shotover Country.

At the time, Snr Sgt Paula Enoka said anybody who thought their vehicles had been accessed should call the police.

"Keep your vehicles locked when you're not using them and if you have anything of value, keep it on you or out of sight." 

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