12 Jul 2011

Security guards suggested for tackling tourist crime in Cooks

4:38 pm on 12 July 2011

Cook Islands police have suggested accommodation operators hire private security guards to combat persistent crime against tourists.

There were six burglaries and two thefts in Rarotonga at the weekend after weeks of warnings to visitors to be vigilant about their belongings.

Thieves and burglars have taken cash and electronic equipment from rental accommodation and in one case occupants awoke to find an intruder in their unit.