Everyone knows my tolerance for looter is very low…anyone who goes and takes advantage of people suffering in the wake of a natural disaster really should be hurt…badly:
Looters claiming to be contractors have hit at least one tornado-damaged Hobsonville home, prompting authorities to tighten security in the area.
Cordons were set up around the Wallingford Way area after it was badly hit by Thursday’s deadly tornado.
But despite the security measures, looters were able to enter the cordon zone by posing as contractors.
Civil Defence controller Clive Manley said he was aware of one such incident over the weekend, which was reported to police.
He said it was an isolated incident but it was being taken “very seriously”.
“This goes on in normal life and you would hope that it would stop in these sorts of events, but unfortunately there are still people out there who do these things and they continue to do them, which is most unfortunate.”
Mr Manley said security at the cordons had been tightened as a result.