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Wairarapa Police are hoping to reunite Wairarapa residents with some recovered stolen property, following an execution of a search warrant at a Masterton house recently.
Detective Sergeant Tracey Calder of the Wairarapa CIB says on the 19th of April a burglary was reported in Vogel Cresent, Masterton by a vigilant neighbour, who managed to record the registration number of the vehicle involved.
"As a result of Police enquiries, a search warrant was subsequently executed at a Masterton address and a 24 year old male was arrested on charges of receiving stolen goods. A large number of stolen property was recovered at the address, relating to at least half a dozen separate burglaries in Masterton and South Wairarapa."
Detective Sergeant Calder says Police have since returned a number of stolen items to the rightful owners, but there is still some outstanding property that Police would like to find the owners of.
"We'd like to hear from anyone who recognises any of the stolen property in the attached images, including this watch, which has an inscription on the back of it and these men's gold rings. Other victims of recent burglaries may also wish to contact Police to enquire about other recovered property."
Tracey Calder is praising the vigilant neighbour in Vogel Cresent who recorded the vehicle registration number down and contacted Police immediately.
"It's a timely reminder to report any suspicious activity to Police as soon as it occurs. Recording registration numbers down is also extremely helpful for Police, as it has proved in this instance, where we've been able to locate a large of amount of stolen property and resolve more than half a dozen active burglary files."
To report suspicious activity as it is occurring, phone 111 immediately. To provide any other information, contact Wairarapa Police on (06) 370 0300 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.