Police work out that if you investigate burglaries you catch burglars

It seems if you target burglars, you catch them.

A police operation launched to solve burglaries has made 17 arrests since its inception two weeks ago.

Operation Resolve was launched in the Auckland City police district after the Herald‘s Hitting Home series highlighted that only 6.2 per cent of burglaries were solved there in 2015.

The series revealed that on average only 9.3 per cent of the 59,845 burglaries logged by police were solved in New Zealand in the 12 months to December 31.

A team of 20 staff, led by Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman, are working on the operation from the Mt Wellington Police Station.

As of today, 17 arrests have been made for a range of offences including burglary and receiving stolen goods a number of arrest warrants have also been executed.

Mr Chapman said the results were commendable.

Well done, slow clap.

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So all they had to do was get 20 plods off speed trap duty and WHAMMO! RESULTS!

“As well as the arrests, a large amount of stolen property has been recovered during search warrants, which is now being identified to return to its lawful owners.”

Well root me with the blunt end of a pineapple, who would have thunk it?

It’s almost as if it’s worth having a dedicated Burglary Unit.

 

– NZ Herald


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