Crime

Police Patch – 19 September 2017

We were approached this week by a person who had been taken in by a scam that has done the rounds in the past and is obviously going around again.  It relies on you purchasing some vouchers and providing the validation codes of those vouchers to a third party and you in turn make a large profit. Sadly not the […]

Man arrested

A 17 year old man was arrested outside Countdown South on Friday 8 September  2017 after stealing meat from the supermarket. He was chased and confronted by an ex-Police officer who saw what was taking place. An off-duty police officer who was also there came to his assistance, however the man became aggressive and head-butted the off-duty police officer, breaking […]

Shop owners and Police join together to combat crime

Offenders beware! Waiuku shop owners have had enough of falling victim to intimidation and petty crime. Over 60 Waiuku based shop owners, staff and concerned parties attended a meeting with Police on Wednesday night 30 August 2017, to discuss how to reduce crime in the Waiuku CBD area in response to a recent spate of petty theft and intimidation incidents. […]

Caltex Bombay – second hit in one week

Another robbery occurred at the Caltex Bombay at approximately 3:30am, on 31 August 2017 . A window was smashed by a male offender and cigarettes and cash were taken before fleeing in a vehicle. The Police Crime Squad are following lines of enquiry and encourage anyone with information to contact the police. You can contact Pukekohe Police Station or call 09 […]

Stolen vehicle recovered in Tuakau

At approximately 8:50 am today 31 August 2017, a police officer recognised a stolen vehicle on Gibson Road, Tuakau. Police staff attended and cordoned the area where they located the abandoned stolen car. The car had been stolen on Tuesday night, 29 August 2017. The associates were observed leaving a nearby house while the cordon was up and the driver of […]

Two men charged over the 1987 murder of Chris Bush

Police have now charged two men in relation to the 1987 murder of Chris Bush in Maramarua. Detective Inspector Gary Lendrum said police have been investigating the tragic and senseless death of Chris, who was shot dead 30 years ago at the Red Fox Tavern just before midnight on Saturday 24 October. “Our investigation was reopened after new information was […]

Inland Revenue issues urgent email scam warning

Inland Revenue is warning people about a particularly sophisticated email tax scam that is circulating around. It is a phishing scam where people get an email that looks like it’s from Inland Revenue and also a form that looks very convincing. The email says the recipient has a tax refund waiting for them and that they need to update their […]

Smoke alarm scam

The following is from an article in the NZ Herald, although this thief seems to be operating in West Auckland, Fire Emergency would like to raise awareness within Counties Manukau. If you have anyone come to your door offering to service your smoke alarm, ask to see ID and if you are suspicious at all, do not let them in […]

Aggravated robbery at Caltex Bombay

Counties Manukau Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred at Caltex in Bombay early this morning, Wednesday 23 August. Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright of Counties Manukau Police said the incident occurred at approximately 3am. “Two males smashed their way into the store and uplifted a large amount of cigarettes and two tills. They arrived and left in a silver […]

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

At approximately 1.30pm on Friday 18 August, Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at the Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. Inspector Shawn Rutene from Counties Manukau Police stated at the time an unconfirmed number of offenders entered the shop and weapons were presented. “The offenders left the shop with an undisclosed amount of cash.” While no one was seriously […]