Category: Industry News

Burglary 2


Recent research revealed about one in three people in New Zealand have experienced a burglary. A shocking 63 per cent of those burglaries happened while people were away from home for less than 24 hours. The research, carried out by Colmar Brunton and commissioned by AA ... Read More
June 15, 2017Kirsty


Almost 3000 victims of retail theft - including armed robberies - have come forward to Northland police in the last three years, new crime figures reveal. These include store owners and shop assistants left shaken and traumatised. Sometimes aggressive offenders threaten or injure staff before making off ... Read More
June 14, 2017Kirsty


Robbers armed with guns entered a bar, threatened staff and forced customers to lie on the ground. Counties Manukau acting Detective Senior Sergeant Warrick Adkin said three people went into the Headin' Home Bar on Ti Rakau Drive in Pakuranga armed with two guns about 12.30pm today. There were about 12 customers ... Read More
June 1, 2017Kirsty


A rash of robberies at Tauranga dairies, service stations and liquor stores the past month have police pursuing leads and business owners tightening security. How are shop owners protecting staff and stock? Is selling what thieves target - tobacco - worth the risk? Bay of Plenty Times Weekend reporter Dawn ... Read More
May 31, 2017Kirsty


Police appear to have broken a major burglary ring targeting homes in Christchurch's north-west suburbs. Eighty-three houses have been burgled in Ilam, Bryndwr and Strowan over the past 10 weeks. They have been carried out during the day when householders were not there. A 30-year-old was arrested on Friday and since then the ... Read More
May 29, 2017Kirsty


Another aggravated robbery. Another shop owner left traumatised, possibly injured and definitely out of pocket. This type of offending is on the increase. It's happening all over the country, in dairies, petrol stations and superettes, and particularly in South Auckland. We share the deep public concern about this offending and its impact upon victims ... Read More
May 26, 2017Kirsty


At least 19 people are dead and 50 more are injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted children leaving a packed pop concert at Manchester Arena last night. Witnesses told of nuts and bolts tearing into young concert-goers when the blast was detonated in the foyer area between the arena and ... Read More
May 23, 2017Kirsty


One of the owners of the Waipukurau bar targeted by thieves twice on the same day says the two crimes show an urgent need for more police in the district. Thousands in cash was stolen from the Farrier's Arms on Northumberland St in an early-morning break-in last Tuesday. A few hours ... Read More
May 17, 2017Kirsty


An unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak even more havoc Monday as people return to their desks and power up their computers at the start of the work week. Officials and experts on Sunday urged organisations and companies to update ... Read More
May 15, 2017Kirsty


A new system will automatically trace the location of a caller when they dial 111 from their mobile phone - with the Government acknowledging associated privacy concerns. More than 80 per cent of 111 calls are made from mobile phones and last year police had to ask a network provider for ... Read More
May 11, 2017Kirsty