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Monday 18 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Crime, National

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Tourists lose all their cash in Titikaveka burglary
Police also made four arrests since Friday night, including a 16-year-old male, who was apprehended trying to break into parked cars in Arorangi. FILE (Police Media)/22071718

Police attended to a “mixed bag” of incidents over the weekend including a complaint in which tourists had all their cash stolen in a burglary at Titikaveka.

According to a statement, the reported holiday unit burglary raises serious concerns for police, as some visitors to the island are having their space violated by daring thieves.

“The security of money and valuables is a primary issue for all property owners and residents, as well as visitors, who should be enjoying the comfort of a peaceful holiday.

“The weekend break-in targeted the visitors, who had just arrived on the island,” police said.

Police also made four arrests since Friday night, including a 16-year-old male, who was apprehended trying to break into parked cars in Arorangi. 

The youth had been seen driving earlier, and was subsequently tested for alcohol. He was found to be more than three times the legal limit, police said.

On Saturday night, police arrested two drivers for testing over the limit for alcohol. A third person had their keys taken off them, for alcohol consumption.  Police also responded to two complaints of violence, one of which resulted in the arrest of a man on a charge of assault on a female, on Saturday night. Police took possession of a bush knife, which had allegedly been used as a threat during this dispute.