Burglars hit Devine Rd home


Electronics and jewellery were stolen in a daylight burglary of a Devine Rd house sometime on Monday (September 12).

Tamahere resident Cholena Forsyth is appealing for anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around her home at 94 Devine Rd to come forward.

The burglary occurred between 8am and 3pm when she was at work, she said.

In other crime notified to Tamahere Forum, Tamahere School caretaker Allan Wickens said last month that two large gas bottles had been stolen from the community centre and a school air conditioning unit tampered with in early August.

Most of the activity around the school, also on Devine Rd, appeared to happen at night, Wickens said.

Because the burglary of her house happened during the day Forsyth hoped someone might have seen something that could lead to the thieves being caught. A small car may have been used in the burglary, she said.

“I’m just wanting to let people know and also wondering if anyone saw anything while driving by or out walking,” she said.

“The people who broke in threw a pot plant through my bedroom window at the back of the house.

“We think they were driving a small car which it looks like they parked around the back, as we found the parcel tray from a hatchback car on the grass behind the garage.”

Police, who dusted the house for finger prints today (Wednesday), said while there were a lot of burglaries in Hamilton the robbery of Forsyth’s home was the only one in Tamahere, Forsyth said.

“The only other thing that’s ever happened is my gas bottle was stolen towards the end of last year,” she said.

Update: Overnight on Sunday/Monday, September 4/5 someone went through cars parked at two properties in Seabrooke Lane, off Cherry Lane, and minor items were taken, said Carl Drummond. The robbers also attempted to steal a trailer.

The thefts were reported to police.

Report crime

Please report any crime or suspicious behaviour in the neighbourhood to Hamilton Police, (07) 858 6200. In an emergency dial 111.

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