Police probe Thames ram-raid style burglaries

Both Spark and Stirling Sports Thames were targeted overnight. Photo: Mike Plant/More FM.

Anger is boiling in the Thames region following two ram-raid style burglaries.

“This is not acceptable!” Coromandel’s More FM posted on its Facebook page following news of burglaries at Spark and Stirling Sports Thames.

“Spark and Stirling Sports Thames have been ram-raided this morning. Do we need bollards like what is happening in Auckland?” reads the post.

The owner of the Stirling Sports store said earlier this morning that they’re in cleanup mode but will open today.

"They’ve plenty of good stock and look forward to welcoming you into store today," reads another post on Coromandel's CFM.

Photo: Coromandel’s CFM.

Police confirmed to SunLive that they responded to two burglaries on Pollen Street, Thames, reported at around 3.45am.

“An investigation is in progress to determine the circumstances of the incidents, including whether they are linked,” says Waikato East Police area manager Senior Sergeant Aaron Fraser.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the burglaries or has information that might help Police with enquiries, please contact us on 105 and quote case number 220505/8288.”

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


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1 Comment

Enough talk.

Posted on 05-05-2022 13:13 | By morepork

Action is needed to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Coromandel is a small community. People know each other and they talk. It’s not like they can sell the merchandise without being noticed. Notice needs to be served that this type of crime IS unacceptable and maybe the anonymous line could be the answer. If your friend or partner is involved in this, get them out of it; there is no future in it.

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