Kia ora Greenhithe
As we head towards the holidays thanks everyone for being kind, driving safely and looking out for each other’s safety and property.
Here is Greenhithe crime reported since the last News in October –
Day time burglaries and theft – 10 (Upper Harbour Drive x3, Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock Rd, Greenhithe Rd, Viridian Lane, Waipuia Pl, Northbrook Cl, Haipara Cl .)
Nighttime burglaries and theft 5 (Upper Harbour Drive x 2, Wicklam Lane, Dean Court Lane, Greenhithe School)
Cars interfered with or stolen 9 (Oakford Park Cres, GH Rd, Northbrook Close, Viridian Lane, Marae Rd, Outlook Rd, Blacks Rd x 2, Wicklam Lane, )
Wilful damage 2 (Viridian Lane, GH Rd)
Police advice is to be vigilant when shopping via social media, especially in the lead up to Christmas. Here are some tips for people looking to buy or sell online –
- We recommend using a reputable online site to buy or sell items.
- Make sure the money is in your account before you hand your items off. Police routinely see fake screenshots are being used to dupe the seller. And beware of the purchasers who are happy to pay full price without trying to negotiate.
- If purchasers are reluctant to meet in person or insist items are dropped off at a location, they may be avoiding being seen or identified.
- Check the social media profile of the seller. Is it a new profile or relatively blank? There’s a chance it may be a fake profile, and are sometimes deleted after you’ve paid.
- If the seller insists on meeting at an unusual location to make a sale, be cautious. It may be that they are selling stolen items or don’t want to be identified for some other reason.
As the saying goes: if it is too good to be true, it probably is.
If you wish to report a scam, call 105, or report it with us online at www.police.govt.nz/use-105
Nga mihi, Brent
Senior Constable Brent Stewart
(this information was put together by Marie with my permission, thanks Marie!)