A message from local Police

Raglan police have arrested a man in relation to a spate of night-time commercial and residential burglaries in the town.

The burglaries targeting commercial and residential homes happened over a two-week period between December 15 and 31 last year.

Goods including floor sanders, sound systems, a motorbike, outboard engine, assorted jewellery and cash were taken from the shops and bars, along with three residential properties.

None of the occupants were at home at the time of the burglaries, which happened in the early hours of the morning.

Raglan police have been undertaking extensive enquiries over the holiday period and last week executed two search warrants and located a significant amount of property.

As a result, a 19 year old man has been charged in relation to six of the burglaries and will appear in Hamilton District Court at a later date.

“We understand this type of criminal offending has a huge impact on residents and commercial business owners in Raglan. Not only is it the violation of their homes but the loss of goods and income as a result,” Sergeant Hayden Martin said.

“We want to reassure the community that we have been working diligently to execute these warrants and to recover the stolen property while holding those responsible to account through the courts.”

Martin said investigations were still continuing and police are not ruling out further arrests and charges.

Police have been able to reunite some of the stolen property with owners, but are still looking to locate the owners for some items. If anyone recognises the items attached to this post they are asked to call police via 105 or via Crimestoppers.