$8000 in goods burgled from home
Burglars stole a car to cart off thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a Waikanae Beach home.
Constable Doug Nuku said burglars smashed the glass door of a Titoki St home's garage between 6am and 5.30pm on October 18, took the keys from the car and unlocked the house.
"The offenders have gone through all the rooms, gone through all the drawers and cupboards and made a mess of the house."
Three televisions were stolen, a 52 inch Sony and two 26 inch TVs, along with an iPad 3, an XBox 360, three Playstation controllers, a DVD recorder, freeview box, a laptop, an XBox video game statue and about 50 games.
Mr Nuku valued the items at about $8000.
He said the burglars had loaded all the stolen gear in the victim's 2004 silver, seven-seat Subaru Traviq and drove it to Lower Hutt. It was found outside a Taita house that night, undamaged and with the keys in it.
"They've just used it as a means of transport," he said.
Police were awaiting results from forensic examinations.
He said burglars had been very active over the past month in Kapiti.
Up to last week there had been 22 burglaries between Paekakariki in Waikanae for the month of October.
In particular burglars were targeting tools from Raumati South garages, which made up about half of the burglaries.
He said the Menin Rd, Glen Rd, Whareroa Rd areas were worst hit.
He suspected those burglaries were related with offenders using similar methods and only targeting tools, bikes, motorbikes and kayaks from garages.
- Kapiti Observer
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