A message on a Kapiti FB group:-

“Hey everyone, Just a reminder to lock your doors and stay vigilant. At about 10:45 pm I’ve had someone try get into my property in Parata street, Waikanae. There were 2 males dressed all in black and most likely would have gotten into the house if not for my dogs. I have contacted the police and they are looking into it. If anyone else saw anything suspicious please get in contact.”

We’ve also seen several reports of car break-ins/thefts showing an incidence well up on normal.

An explanation we’ve seen

“Massive numbers of law-breakers have been released from jail recently to stop the ‘Rona spreading in there and keep us all safe. They are also about to release a bunch more Three Strikes people soon too when that gets scrapped. They have an average of 75 convictions each, many have hundreds.”