Truck batteries – alongside lawnmowers and other garden tools – are being targeted in the latest crime trends identified by Counties Manukau Police.
Over the past four months, over 600 batteries have been stolen from trucks and construction machinery across the District. These batteries retail between $300-$400 each and can weigh up to 30kg. The offenders are committing burglaries overnight which are sometimes resulting in 20-30 batteries being stolen at once.
Counties Manukau Central Area prevention manager inspector Bruce O’Brien says the theft of these items cause disruption and financial implications for businesses that are targeted. Continue reading “Truck batteries again targeted in South Auckland” »