We recently heard from Deborah Campbell, District Coordinator, Horowhenua Neighbourhood about a burglary in Manakau where the offenders broke through a wall to get in:
I have been informed that between 10th June and 7th July 2020 a property in Honi Taipua Street has been burgled.
The owner has gone away and securely locked and alarmed the property. The offenders have gained entry by hammering or drilling a hole in the wall facing Wi Tako St.
They have rummaged through the house and exited via a ranch slider. The cameras and hard drives have been taken.
Items stolen were 2 trailers, 2 motorbikes, a car, TV and a Stereo.
Please if you noticed anything suspicious or heard anything please contact the police.
The fact that the burglars went to such lengths to get in and that the property had cameras and alarms reminds us that we should keep contact with our neighbours and keep an eye out for those around us.
Burglaries aren’t just taking place down the road either. Reports on Facebook suggests that folks here at the beach have had firewood stolen and water taken from a tank.