27 Jun 2014

Spate of car thefts in rural Southland

10:39 pm on 27 June 2014

Police in Southland are reminding rural residents to lock their vehicles after a spate of thefts.

Between midnight and 5.30am on Friday three cars in rural Southland were stolen from three different addresses.

The first vehicle, a Mitsubishi Triton ute, was later found on fire just north of Woodlands and was destroyed.

Several hours later, a blue Toyota light truck and a red Ford Falcon sedan were taken from separate addresses just north of Woodlands.

Anyone with information about the thefts to contact Invercargill police.