Suspect intruder carrying knife at NZ HC premise; Tongan Police investigate

Tongan police are investigating following a report of a break in at one of the New Zealand High Commission premises, Monday 8 at 10.30am.

Police said the burglar was described as a young male in his late teens. He was wearing knee length black shorts, black and white t-shirt and his head was covered with a black cloth.

The suspect was also alleged to be carrying a kitchen knife.

Police are making positive inquiries and believe the incident to be part of a number of daylight burglaries that have been occurring in that area for several weeks.

Deputy Commissioner Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai, says there has been a recent increase in burglaries in Fangaloto and neighbouring villages with items targeted including cash, jewelry, mobile phones, laptops, and Tongan mats.

Given this recent activity Police would like to remind property owners to ensure their homes as well as any garages, sheds or out buildings are securely locked up.

Police would like to remind the community should they see suspicious behaviour they need to call 922 or 26494 immediately.

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