Police Warn Kapiti Residents
Of Burglary Hot SpotsBy Alan Tristram 18th November 2009
Kapiti Neighbourhood Support has warned residents at Paraparaumu Beach and Raumati that burglars are active in their areas.
Shona Jaunas, coordinator for Neighbourhood Support, says Hurley Road and Sweetman Avenue at Paraparaumu Beach have both become burglary hot spots – and burglars have also been active in Tui Road in Raumati. (See maps marked in red)
Ms Jaunas says many of the burglaries have been from garages and sheds that have been left open.
Garden equipment, mowers, and other equipment that can be sold on Trade Me, are being taken.
Neighbourhood Support is appealing to home owners to lock garages and secure outside sheds.
In addition, the Police say there have been numerous thefts from cars in Bluegum and Seaview Roads at Paraparaumu Beach. They are reminding people not to leave valuable possessions in our vehicles.
At the same time, cars have been stolen from both Paekakariki and Paraparaumu Stations—and thieves used bolt cutters to steal a locked bicycle from the Paekakariki Station.
Ms Jaunas says she is trying to establish a Neighbourhood Support Group to keep a watch on Paekakariki station, and she is also asking Paekakariki residents to” keep a look-out if you are in the area.”