Police are looking for a group of young people targeting Hawke's Bay electronic stores in late night smash and grabs.
Napier's recently opened 2degrees store has been hit by burglars twice in the past week. The store has been open less than two weeks.
Detective Sergeant Heath Jones said a group of young people smashed through the Market St store window about 11pm on Sunday, taking an array of cellphones.
The group returned the next night, breaking the newly replaced window and stealing a number of HTC smart phones. About $7000 worth of phones were taken from the store in the two burglaries.
It comes after Napier electronics store Macro was broken into on July 24 about 11pm. An Apple MacBook worth $2000 was taken.
Police are looking for four people captured on the 2degrees security camera on Monday night. Jones said the group was made up of both males and females aged from 13 to 20.
He believed they were responsible for all three burglaries because of the similarities in the offending. The group smash a window to gain entry, grab what they want and leave within minutes.
Jones wants to hear from people being offered cheap cellphones or anyone who may have seen a group of young people hanging around the Napier stores on those nights.
People with information about the burglaries can ring Detective Sergeant Heath Jones at the Napier police station on 06 831 0700 or ring crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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