Vehicle Thieves Targeting Popular Cars in Kapiti and Porirua

June 23, 2018

Sergeant Yvette McKelvie, Community Engagement Supervisor from Kapiti Mana Police is warning local car owners to keep tabs on their vehicles.


She says certain vehicles appear to be more attractive to thieves than others and there is

something you as owners can do about this, especially owners of Mazda Demio and Subaru cars.


While police do patrol regularly, they encourage owners to keep vehicles safe, by taking some very basic precautionary measures.


Leaving these valuables in plain sight presents opportunities for thieves. They are breaking windows, taking items in view and quickly leaving the scene.


Sergeant McKelvie says at least lock your vehicle–and to make it even safer, you could get a

steering lock, car alarm, or vehicle immobiliser installed.


She says often when vehicles are stolen they’re used to commit further offences such as burglaries and aggravated robberies.

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