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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, December 13, 2012 --- 13 HOWICK FRESH • SPECIALS FROM THURSDAY TO SUNDAY • 30 UNION RD, HOWICK 30 UNION RD, HOWICK. OPEN 7 DAYS 8.00AM-6.30PM. LETTUCE 89C EACH PINEAPPLE $199 EACH BLUEBERRIES $699 2 CHIPS ASPARAGUS 99C BUNCH YELLOW NECTARINES $299 1KG BAG SHORT CUCUMBER 39C EACH RED, GREEN, YELLOW CAPSICUMS 79C EACH TOMATOES $129BAG 118549-V33 115417-V2 www.resthavenfunerals.co.nz Cnr Picton & Walter MacDonald Sts, Howick Ph 533 7493 (also in Manurewa) 121788-v2 Happy birthday to the Times for yet another very successful decade in our community. A vibrant, enthusiastic and reliable newspaper like the Times is a vital component in our community, particularly for the dissemination of news relevant to that community. And, in my case, while Mayor of Howick, I was always mindful of the need to bring to our residents the good, bad and indifferent decisions of their elected representatives. 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Not only will people in our communities enjoy your home’s lights display, you could also win a hamper full of Christmas goodies. All entries have to be in by December 14 and will be placed in the prize draw. The winning entry will be drawn by Gavin Hamilton, the Howick branch manager of Star Real Estate, on December 21, and results will be published in the Times. Trail of Lights Botany: 2/6 Kookaburra Place. Bucklands Beach: 84 The Parade. Dannemora: 9 Earlshall Drive, 37 Santa Ana Drive, 9 Sayes Close. East Tamaki Heights: 44 Delmont Close. Flat Bush: 12 Raphoe Road, Carrick Glen. Gol ands: 4 Corta Bella Place, 19 Simon Owen Place, 22 Simon Owen Place, 24 Simon Owen Place, 26 Simon Owen Place. Manurewa: 88 Glenross Drive, Mahia Park. Pakuranga: Eastgate Christian Centre -- 5 Ben Lomond Crescent, 15 Okareka Place. Switched-on lighting displays Thieves strike at night By CHRIS HARROWELL AWOMAN who found an intrud- er crouching in her backyard may have spotted one of the criminals responsible for a series of brazen night-time burglaries. Sergeant Jane Field, of Coun- ties Manukau East Police’s tactical crime reduction unit, is investigat- ing the East Auckland incidents, many of which were committed between 8-10pm and while the home’s occupants were awake. The unidentiﬁed thief or thieves are targeting houses in a number of suburbs and streets, including Bel- coo Crescent, Redcastle Drive and Erne Crescent in East Tamaki. Burglaries have also been com- mitted at homes in Dannemora, including in Castlemaine Close, Kilkenny Drive and Heyington Way, as well as in Pertosa Drive, Glanmire Place and Mordane Place in Flat Bush. “These crimes have been hap- pening from mid-October to as recently as last week,” Mrs Field told the Times. “They became more frequent toward the end of Novem- ber, and there have been about 15 in total. We believe the property may be stolen to be on-sold through sec- ond-hand dealers.” Mrs Field says the thieves tar- get small items of property such as jewellery, laptop computers and people’s passports. One resident provided to police a description of a man she found in her backyard, who may be involved in the series of burglaries. The sus- pect is described as a male Cauca- sian, of slim build, and about 182 centimetres tall. He was wearing a jacket and baseball-style cap. “The woman heard a small bang and went to investigate,” Mrs Field says. “She found a male crouching in her back garden. “She screamed and he ran off, and she then discovered one of her window latches broken.” Mrs Field says there’s a pattern to the burglaries, in that the criminals normally enter a home through the rear of the property. On one occasion the thief used a ladder lying in a backyard to climb in a window. “They generally get in through insecure windows or break the safety catches,” Mrs Field says. “We’re obviously concerned about this and want to stop it as soon as possible. The burglar is pretty brazen, in that he’s break- ing in while people are at home and awake, and we don’t want him con- fronted by people in the house.” Police encourage residents who see suspicious activity during sum- mer to phone 111 immediately. “We also want people to be more security conscious in terms of their windows,” says Mrs Field. “Victims I’ve spoken with are quite upset and want this person caught. Some of them have young families, so they are understandably concerned.” People should photograph all valuables in their home and reg- ister electronic items on the snap. org.nz website, which helps police track the owners of recovered sto- len property. The burglaries in Dannemora and East Tamaki follow a series of similar offences committed in Meadowlands and North Park. The Times reported on four homes, in Sandalwood Place, Ambleside Drive, Yarlside Place and Embleton Close, all being bur- gled overnight on November 14. In many of the earlier incidents, the home’s occupants were asleep in another part of the house, while the thieves took jewellery and elec- tronic equipment. People with information on the burglaries committed in East Tam- aki, Dannemora, Flat Bush, Mead- owlands or North Park can phone Counties Manukau East Police on 261-1300, or the Crimestoppers tip- off line on 0800-555-111.
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