20 Jul 2015

Cooks police concerned at crime levels

6:34 pm on 20 July 2015

Cook Islands Police are calling for the community to be more vigilant after a recent wave of burglaries.

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Police Inspector John Strickland says there were four burglaries reported last weekend, with the victims mostly losing cash and electronic equipment.

He says they hope if the public have any information they will come forward.

Mr Strickland is advising people to keep homes and properties locked, and he says commercial buildings could consider installing more lighting or even CCTV equipment.

And he says during this week's Te Maeva Nui celebrations there will be a greater police presence around Rarotonga, which is hosting hundreds of visitors from the outer islands.

Mr Strickland says police also want to see greater observance by motorists of speed limits on the island.