Security Alerts

Suspicious Persons and Vehicle


Two males, thought to be in their 20’s, of average build and wearing sunglasses and baseball caps, approached a business in Greenmount Drive on the pretext of looking at product but appeared more interested in looking around the premises.

They were driving a small bronze hatchback with the registration plate BNQ526 which does not belong to this vehicle.  The incident has been reported to the Police.

As always, please be watchful of visitors to your premises and if you do see these people or this vehicle please contact the Police.

Arming points of entry



Police have advised that common methods burglars are currently using to gain entry to premises involve cutting through wire fences and wedging automated sliding doors.

Businesses sometimes put sensors inside premises but not on the actual points of entry. Police recommend that you have CCTV and perimeter sensors or point to point beams on boundary fences, and put sensors on all doors to your premises.

 Staff Car Parks



Police have advised that there has been an increase in the theft of vehicles from staff car parks and mostly older vehicles have been targeted.


Only yesterday a vehicle was stolen from a staff car park in Woolf Fisher Drive.  There were four offenders, two of whom wore orange hi-viz vests.  They arrived driving an early model dark coloured Subaru Forrester and a silver Honda Odyessey (the latter was found to be a stolen vehicle).  They drove away in the vehicle stolen from the car park and left the Honda idling in the car park,


Please advise your teams to ensure their vehicles are as secure as possible, perhaps even fitting a steering wheel lock to the vehicles that do not have built-in immobilisers.  

Thank you for your continued vigilance and please contact the Police if you notice suspicious persons or vehicles.



Theft on Cryers Road




The person in the picture below illegally entered premises on Cryers Road around 10 pm last night.  He broke into a truck on site which he was unable to steal but did cause damage and remove some items from the truck.

If you recognise this person or see them in the area and are concerned about their behaviour please contact the Police.



A great result - Thank you!



We sent two security alerts earlier this month about a male who visited several premises in East Tamaki and stole - or attempted to steal - items from unattended areas. 


As a result of these alerts our members advised of additional sightings and provided solid information which enabled identification. The person was subsequently apprehended and charged with multiple counts of burglary and remanded in custody.


The Police have asked us to pass on their gratitude for the information and vigilance from the GETBA community which led to the successful location of this prolific offender.


As always please continue to be alert and advise the Police promptly if you believe a crime is being committed.



Suspicious Vehicle



On Sunday around 2pm, a blue Toyota Hilux Surf with four males inside was seen driving slowly around Andromeda Crescent and looking up the driveways.  We are not certain of the second two letters of the registration plate but it started with “E” and ended with “599”.

If you see this vehicle and its activity arouses concern please contact the Police on one of the numbers below.



Theft on Echelon Place



The person in the photo below entered two premises in Echelon Place late last Friday between the hours of 4.30-6 pm.  After looking around a warehouse he proceeded upstairs to an unattended office and is believed to have taken cash and a swipe card.


Offenders will continue to look for unattended and unsecured premises – don’t make it easy for them!


If you see this person and are concerned about their behaviour, please contact the Police. See contact details below





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