Thieves targeting parked cars

01:36, Feb 15 2013

Hi Kaikoura,

I have now taken up the permanent position of sergeant in Kaikoura after relieving here for the last four months. I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between the police and the community and am very proud to be leading the men and women who work at your local police station.

I am enjoying everything that Kaikoura has to offer, especially the diving and fishing, and have been impressed with the openness and friendliness of everybody I have met and spoken with.

It has been a busy couple of weeks for us dealing with motor vehicle accidents that, fortunately, only resulted in minor injuries, and also attending to a noticeable increase in thefts from vehicles parked at reserve car parks in the area.

Please take care to ensure that your vehicles are locked and secure and don't leave valuable items inside your vehicle or in plain view that would tempt any potential thief.

We rely on you all in the community to help us make Kaikoura a safe and wonderful place to live. If you need assistance or see anything suspicious please call 111 and ask for the police.

Stay safe and take care.

Julian Lewis, Sergeant.

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