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Tuesday 22 August 2023 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Crime, Economy, National


More tourists burgled in Rarotonga

Police have confirmed that more tourists have been burgled in Rarotonga, with a total of $600-$700 stolen.

The latest burglary took place at a Titikaveka holiday home in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police media officer Trevor Pitt said the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) is investigating the incident.

This is the second robbery of tourists in Rarotonga in a week. Last week, a Kiwi family was burgled of $600.

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Six break-ins have been reported to police in the Tikioki/Titikaveka areas in just over a month, some of which involved the theft of cash.

Police reiterated that this was not a good image for the country and that tourists should be vigilant and take steps to protect their belongings, such as locking their doors and windows at night.

Meanwhile police reported three traffic accidents on Saturday, one of which resulted in an arrest.

A male motorcyclist was breathalysed and remanded into custody after testing at 1190 mcg/L of alcohol in his blood.

An elderly man was taken to hospital after his RAV4 drove off the road near the Catholic Cemetery. The incident was reported at 11.24am on Saturday.

A tourist was also taken to hospital after falling off his bicycle at the Avatiu roundabout.