Thieves have targeted at least two Tamahere properties in the last week.
The Providore, next to Punnet Cafe, was burgled in the early hours of last Tuesday with robbers making off with a safe containing the long Waitangi weekend takings.
The store has alarms and video surveillance cameras which were thwarted in the burglary.
The McMahon family, owners of the popular Strawberry Farm complex, home to The Providore and Punnet Cafe, were understandably very distressed by the robbery.
Surveillance footage has been checked to see if any evidence of the robbers had been recorded, and an investigation launched into how the sophisticated alarm system had been bypassed.
A Forum reader also reported that an Airport Rd property was targeted earlier today in a burglary that netted a hedge trimmer and other items from a garage.
The reader said that it appeared the robbers had been casing the property and knew the time to strike.
If you see any suspicious behaviour in the neighbourhood please report it to Hamilton Police, (07) 858 6200.