Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Warrant executed in Flat Bush following crossing vandalism

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Police are currently reviewing available CCTV footage in the area to determine the identity of those responsible and to hold them to account.

Police have today executed a search warrant at a property in Flat Bush following a report of vandalism on the rainbow pedestrian crossing on Karangahape Road this morning.

Auckland City Central Area Commander, Inspector Grant Tetzlaff, says police made a number of enquiries into the incident this afternoon and located items of interest.

“Police attended an address in Flat Bush, which was believed to be linked to the owners of the registered vehicle.

“As a result of our enquiries, a number of items were seized.

“However, police are yet to locate the vehicle involved.”

The police investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Police have released images of the vehicle and people believed to be involved. The vehicle is a distinctive, high gloss grey or white colour, with black roof racks and mag wheels.

“We are calling on those responsible for this incident to come forward and speak with us,” Inspector Tetzlaff says.

“We are aware of the hurt and confusion from the community at what has occurred and we want to reassure the public we are committed to holding those involved to account.

“Police have no tolerance for reports of this nature, which appear to directly target a particular sector of our diverse community and we are treating this as a hate crime.”

As enquiries are ongoing, police continue to ask anyone with information on the vehicle or persons pictured to contact Police via our 105 phone service or online at https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using Update My Report.

Please reference file number 240328/6111.

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

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