Two Palmerston North men have been arrested after nine vehicles were broken into in the space of three hours.
A 17-year-old and a 22-year-old have been charged with a raft of thefts.
Police allege the pair were walking through the suburb of Takaro in the early hours of yesterday, and say they went up driveways and broke into cars and vans in Featherston, Birmingham, and Gloucester streets.
Sergeant Graham Wehipeihana said it appeared the men had been drinking before they allegedly decided to cause the damage.
"They've gone up driveways, and also broken into cars parked on the road too,'' he said.
"They stole car radios and accessories. We also have got an ANZ sports bag with clothing in it.''
Mr Wehipeihana said the crimes had been committed within three hours, and it was possible more than nine vehicles were broken in to.
"They were arrested on Gloucester St after a neighbour saw them breaking into his vehicle. We know there are cars that were broken into but the owners have not reported them to us yet.''
The men were arrested about 1.30am. He said anyone else who had been affected that night should contact police.
The two men charged are due to appear in Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday.
If you have any information, contact the Palmerston North police station on 06 351 3600.
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