Residents asked to be vigilant

Residents of a Queenstown neighbourhood are being encouraged to secure their properties and keep an eye on their neighbours’ homes after two houses were targeted by a suspected burglar earlier this week.

Police inquiries were ongoing after one house was burgled and another targeted in Kelvin Heights Peninsula on Thursday.

Otago Lakes Central area response manager Senior Sergeant Glenn Wilkinson said there were no suspects.

Electronic items were taken from an address on Cedar Dr and a second address nearby was targeted — probably on the same night or early hours of the morning.

Occupants were home at the second address and disturbed a male on their balcony who ran off and was not located.

"Given the proximity of the two addresses concerned it’s pretty likely to be the same offender for both of those," Sgt Wilkinson said.

He said people in the area should secure their properties and keep an eye on neighbouring properties.

"Don’t be shy in giving us a call. We would rather come out and find that it’s a legitimate visitor that went to the address than to find out late that it was a burglar."

cass.marrett@odt.co.nz

 

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