Category: Industry News

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May2017
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
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May2017
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
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May2017
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
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May2017
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
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May2017
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
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May2017
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
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May2017
The latest victims of an armed robbery say they are living in a state of fear. A friend of the victims, who is also a city retailer, has called for tougher penalties and says ''shopkeepers need to keep weapons behind their counters'' after the sixth armed robbery in Tauranga in just ... Read More
May 9, 2017Kirsty
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May2017
Palmerston North police are asking people to be on the alert for discounted cigarettes after the Rangiora Mini Mart was robbed for cash and smokes this evening. Detective Sergeant Dave Wishnowsky said a group of people entered the store on Rangiora Ave around 6.10pm. Their faces were covered and one was armed ... Read More
May 2, 2017Kirsty
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Mar2017

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  Retail New Zealand is calling on the Government to set up a police taskforce to combat retail crime and introduce spot-fines for petty offences. Retail crime costs the country about $1 billion a year in losses. "Retail crime is a serious problem for retailers, consumers and the economy as a whole," said ... Read More
March 30, 2017Kirsty
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Mar2017
Three men have been arrested following a violent robbery at an Auckland liquor store, while community leaders met to discuss solutions to an apparent rise in violence against shopkeepers. The three accused, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested after police carried out several search warrants in South Auckland yesterday morning, ... Read More
March 29, 2017Kirsty