Kapiti police to auction lost and found items

BEN STRANG
Last updated 15:57 11/12/2012
Bikes at Kapiti Police
Traffic jam: About 30 bikes are waiting to be claimed at Kapiti Police Station.
Lost jewellery
Lost: A women lost these earrings before a wedding last month.

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A large amount of jewellery and about 30 bicycles have been turned in to the Kapiti Police Station.

Raewyn Barr of Kapiti police said number of items at lost and found would be auctioned off if not claimed.

The items come in mainly from Coastlands or Pak'n Save, where people often lose items like watches, rings, keys or earrings.

One pair of what appear to be diamond earrings was found at Pak'n Save and handed in on November 19.

"They were handed in at Pak'n Save. They have a good story because the woman who lost them mentioned to the teller she was wearing them at a wedding, either at the wedding or her own wedding. I'm not sure if it was her own wedding, but they are lovely earrings and you wouldn't want to lose something like this."

Other jewellery includes a woman's watch found at Pagani in Coastlands, and a man's watch found in the garden court at Coastlands.

Meanwhile about 30 bikes have been found and stored at the station for the past six months, with many about to be sent to auction.

Ms Barr said that anyone who has lost a bike, or other items, should see police in case their items are there.

"Otherwise people losing things at Coastlands should check there as well. If you've lost something, you'd be silly not to try and find it here."

-  If you want to check with Kapiti Police about items you have lost, call 296 6800.

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