Sharp Rise In Burglaries After Christchurch Quakes

The Press is reporting that there was a sharp rise in “burglaries” following the quakes that hit Canterbury and Christchurch. Reports of looting (“police staff in the city centre have clamped down on any reports of looting“) have been largely suppressed since the quakes started but it has just been confirmed that there’s been a…

Police Call For Army In Quake Stricken Christchurch

According to Keith Lynch writing for The Press police had to call for support from the army in quake stricken Christchurch on Saturday night. A number of people went to extraordinary lengths to enter a cordon that had been set-up at the Manchester St-Hereford St corner: “Senior Sergeant Gordon Spite said police arrested seven people…

Looting Continues In Christchurch

Ten days since the Christchurch earthquake and looting is still going on in the city. News reports are studiously avoiding the use of the L word (“police staff in the city centre have clamped down on any reports of looting…”) preferring instead to refer to the preying on earthquake victims as ‘burglary.’ A recent report…