Costly specialist tools stolen from East Tamaki warehouse; appeal to tradesmen

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Howick Police are appealing to specialist tradesmen and to persons with links to the industrial and automotive sectors to assist them in locating a number of high value trade items that have been stolen from a warehouse in East Tamaki.

Detective Simon Beal of the Howick Tactical Crime Unit, says an unknown number of offenders jemmied open a side door at the premises of SNAE Limited at 25 Highbrook Drive East Tamaki sometime between 8.00pm on Wednesday and 5.15am on Thursday.

“Tens of thousands of dollars of high value specialist equipment has been stolen. The items include multiple high end air tools, impact wrenches, and an unknown number of socket sets. The tools carry the brand “BAHCO.” This brand is not generally available on the open market,” he said.

“The offender[s] who carried out this burglary knew their targets well. They were professional, coordinated, and meticulous in choosing these specialist trade products.”

• An example list of the missing air tools is provided.
• Images of these various air tools are also provided.

“Anyone who has information that will assist police to locate these valuable items of trade is urged to call Howick Police immediately on 09 538 0300 or alternatively call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,” Detective Simon Beal said.

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