Crime hits school again

A recent burglary at the Tamahere Community Centre and other suspicious activity around the school has prompted a call to keen-eyed locals.

Tamahere School caretaker Allan Wickens asks that anyone around the school area, especially at night, look out for suspicious activity and report it to police.

In recent weeks two large gas bottles were stolen from the community centre and a school air conditioning unit was tampered with.

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Vandals hit Tamahere School

Vandals hit Tamahere School overnight prompting a call for anyone in the area who might have seen activity around the school to come forward.

The vandals smashed a window and broke a padlock off the pool pump shed, said Tamahere School caretaker Allan Wickens.

UPDATE (4.30pm):
There has been a good response to the call for witnesses to suspicious activity around the school.

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Thieves target Tamahere

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.

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Pyjamas no bar to bagging burglar

A pyjama-clad Waikato student helped foil a burglary by hiding in her garden and giving police a blow-by-blow account of the incident.

The 19-year-old was studying for exams at home in Tamahere when a car entered the driveway late yesterday morning, Constable Trent Montgomery of the city’s Tactical Safety Team said.

“Thinking the occupants were friends of her parents, the woman didn’t answer the door when the visitors knocked as she wanted to avoid embarrassment about her attire.”

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