Police nab teens looking for unlocked cars

20:39, May 29 2012

Two teenagers will appear in the Invercargill Youth Court tomorrow after being spotted trying to see if cars were left unlocked during the early hours of this morning.

Senior sergeant Bruce Terry, of Invercargill, said an alert member of the public called police about 12.40am, after seeing two people on scooters looking to see if cars had been left unlocked in the Rosedale-Windsor area.

Police, including the dog unit, were dispatched and put up cordons in the area. A 16-year-old male was found in some bushes with two scooters and some stolen property. A short time later police found a second 16-year-old male was found in the Southland Boys High School playing fields, Mr Terry said.

The pair will appear in youth court tomorrow facing 10 charges of unlawfully interferring with motor vehicles, three thefts from cars, as well as a charge of unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle, he said.

Police urged residents to ensure their cars were locked and kept in secure areas of their property, such as up driveways or in garages, and also thanked the member of the public who initially called police, he said.


The Southland Times