More government office targeted by burglars

Tuesday September 10, 2019 Written by Published in Crime
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Just a month after two government office break-ins, another two public service offices have been hit.


Police confirmed both targets were government buildings.

The Ports Authority reported a break-in on Sunday. Harbourmaster John Jessie said the culprit entered their building through a toilet window and stole cash, probably less than $100.

Business Trade and Investment Board reported a burglary yesterday morning. Chief executive officer Teariki Vakalalabure said a tablet belonging to one of their staff was stolen.

Vakalalabure said laptops were left in the office but they were not taken, nor any other items. He said the culprit entered though the office back window because the louvre blades were removed.

The Internal Affairs and the National Environment Services office were hit last month.

Police are requesting anyone contact them with information about suspicious activity or loitering in the vicinity.

In other weekend matters;

Police are still trying to confirm details on a hit and run incident that took place on Saturday night.

Police spokesman Trevor Pitt said details on the incident could not be released yet as police are yet to ascertain whether an alleged dangerous driver drove the same vehicle involved in a dangerous driving complaint.

The dangerous driving complaint was reported on Friday night.

He added that the hit and run was not serious.

“Police are following leads on two driving incidents and whether the same vehicle may be involved.”

In another matter, a man was being sought by Police after he escaped from his scheduled court appearance on Saturday.

Pitt added the weekend was a relatively quiet one for the Police with only one burglary in Avatiu, reported on Sunday.

He also said there were some noise complaints over the weekend. 

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