Wednesday, 27 July 2022 13:55

Thieves use air power

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Surging crime in New Zealand isn't confined to Auckland suburbs, it seems.

And thieves targeting farmers are becoming sophisticated and using latest technology to study their targets.

A South Canterbury farmer revealed last week that his neighbour had all the gates stolen off a farm fence he just recently replaced.

The theft happened on Sunday night, 24 hours after a drone flew over the area.

The farmer says thieves are using drones to see what they can steal, observe vehicle and people movement and also keep a lookout while a burglary is in progress.

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