The festive season has been soured for a couple of European visitors to Invercargill.
The travellers were visiting the city when thieves broke into their car and robbed them of expensive tramping and outdoor gear on Nith St during the weekend.
Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle, of Invercargill, said the burglars smashed a window and a swag of distinctly European items was stolen.
These included a Deuter and Tatonka backpack, Hilleberg tent, Haglof jacket and a Toshiba laptop with German keyboard.
Police were asking members of the public and any second hand shops to contact police if they came across these items.
''It's really disappointing when people come to Invercargill and fall victim to this type of crime,'' Ms Windle said.
If anyone had any information they should call Invercargill police on 03 211 0400 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
- The Southland Times
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