Police lay charges in burglaries spree

Thursday October 10, 2019 Written by Published in Crime
A man who was “assisting police” in a burglary probe over the weekend has now been charged. A man who was “assisting police” in a burglary probe over the weekend has now been charged.

A man who was “assisting police” in a burglary probe over the weekend has now been charged.

 

Cook Islands Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said the suspect appeared in court on Tuesday. He is remanded in custody until his next appearance on October 24.

The accused is facing three burglary charges. The burglaries that took place over the weekend include break-ins at government buildings in town area.

On Sunday last week, he was assisting the police with their inquiries into these break-ins.

After charging the suspect, Pitt said the police prosecution requested the High Court to remand him in custody until his next hearing.

“The High Court remanded into custody a male suspect after he was arrested by the police, in connection with a number of burglaries in the town area,” Pitt said.

“A spate of break-ins targeting government buildings and commercial properties had police detectives focusing hard on suspects, with one man being questioned on Sunday. He was subsequently arrested and his facing multiple charges.”

Pitt said police investigation into other burglary reports from the past weeks were ongoing.

Mostly commercial properties were targeted between town and Nikao. Over recent weeks, break-ins at local companies and businesses have been a growing concern to police investigators.

Police earlier advised businesses to step up their awareness about security and take precautionary measures around the safekeeping of cash.

One or more persons are suspected of deliberately targeting properties for cash and avoiding the spotlight of eye-witnesses during the early morning hours.

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