Airport security review

Last updated 11:00 04/03/2010

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More security cameras could be brought in at Palmerston North International Airport to cover car parks where 19 vehicles were interfered with at the weekend.

Several car batteries were taken in a series of thefts on Friday night or Saturday morning.

The airport is undertaking a security review after the thefts. Airport operations manager Roy Bodell confirmed more cameras were an option. Some of the vehicles targeted were parked in a higher-security fenced-off area.

Sergeant Phillip Ward said police had talked to the airport about crime prevention strategies and making the best use of security resources.

The Manawatu Standard understands that footage from existing cameras is unlikely to reveal much information about the vehicle break-ins.

Police want to hear from anyone with information about the thefts or people offering cheap car batteries.

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- The Manawatu Standard

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