Home owners won't comment on tenants

By Sam Boyer


The owners of an Otumoetai property which was raided following unexplained explosions have refused to face questions about their troublesome tenants.

Robin and Diane Goldsack are listed by Tauranga City Council as owners of the Otumoetai Rd property. Messages and emails left with Mr Goldsack yesterday went unanswered and Mrs Goldsack declined to comment from her Mount Maunganui home.

Residents this week said they had been terrorised by gang members at the address and repeatedly frightened by unexplained explosions.

On Monday, the police Armed Offenders Squad swooped on the property for the second time in three weeks following explosions in the area on Sunday night.

A man was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of ammunition.

The aggressive behaviour of the tenants and visitors to the property, some of whom are reported to be patched Mongrel Mob members, had spurred neighbours to create a neighbourhood support group.

Some neighbours told the Bay of Plenty Times they were so scared that they had begun looking for somewhere else to live.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner, the head of Tauranga CIB, said police had been unable to identify the source of the explosions on Sunday night.

But it was possible the blasts came from "tuna bombs", also known as seal control bombs, which were explosives used underwater to scare seals from boats and scare tuna into nets.

 

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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