SelectaDNA and how it works!
Acting Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers says the kits are being distributed at identified burglary ‘hot-spots’ across the three Auckland Police districts.
“They will go to a range of residential urban victims of previous burglaries in Ranui and Onehunga and rural residents in Pukekohe, Waiuku and Tuakau.
“The kits are being supplied free of charge by Auckland Council through its Community Development and Safety team to try and ensure those who have been burgled in the past, use this simple technique to mark property and can identify any recovered goods in the event they are burgled again.”
Councillor George Wood says anyone who has been burgled will understand that feeling of powerlessness and feeling unsafe in their home.
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