Neighbour helps catch burglars

By -
1 comment

A quick-thinking neighbour helped police catch two burglars.

A Napier man heard intruders in his home just after midnight so he left the house to phone the police. He also told a neighbour about the break-in.

The neighbour followed the intruders from the man's house to another Napier address and then told police of their location.

Police recovered a number of electronic items that had been taken during the break-in, and arrested two men and charged them with burglary.

Senior Sergeant Mike Stevenson said this was a good example of the community being eyes and ears for the police.

"Thanks to the quick-thinking of both the victim and his neighbour, Police were able to quickly identify those responsible and recover the stolen property," he said.

The two men will appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday.

For more articles from this region, go to

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

Have your say

1200 characters left

By and large our readers' comments are respectful and courteous. We're sure you'll fit in well.
View commenting guidelines.

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 24 May 2017 23:17:52 Processing Time: 529ms