Possible attempted burglary in James St on 03 June 2018

We’ve heard from a reliable source about a possible attempted burglary over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

It was probably a random incident but is a good reminder for everyone about home security.

Apparently two men from a vehicle parked in James Street tried to enter two properties with people at home around 12.30 am Sunday morning (03 June 2018).

They tried a door at the first house, then seemed to try to force a garage door at another house. Another man in a dark puffer jacket kept an eye out from the gate before the owner chased them off and called police.

Police responded but couldn’t locate any vehicles leaving the area and they may have gone to ground.

Unlike in cities, police in this area operate on open channels so criminals with scanners find it much easier to avoid them.

A vehicle parked down the road on James St had taken off at speed from James and north on Sarah. The vehicle may have been a dark coloured sedan possibly a Honda with a very loud ‘boy racer’ type exhaust.

The same sounding vehicle was later heard at around 5.30 am doing the circuit of Manga Pirau, James & Sarah again at speed before disappearing.

If you saw a suspicious vehicle over this period matching the description or the person in the puffer jacket please contact Levin Police with any info that may assist.

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