A vehicle posing as a police patrol car with red and blue flashing lights is pulling over unsuspecting Northland motorist and its plain clothed occupants pretending to be police officers.
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Robbers dressed as police and armed with machineguns have stolen 120 parcels of diamonds worth millions of dollars from the runway of Brussels Airport in one of the biggest heists the industry has seen.
Police software that automatically collects numberplates to nab offenders could be illegal, the privacy commissioner says.
The tracking technology, known as automatic numberplate recognition, has already been condemned overseas, where critics have likened it to Big Brother-style surveillance.
New Plymouth police are investigating an allegation of industrial espionage within the oil and gas industry.
The Taranaki Daily News understands the case involves allegations that a former employee of Tag Oil took inside information when he left to work for New Zealand Energy Corporation earlier this year.
Police will investigate the Government Communications Security Bureau after it was found to be illegally spying on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.
More than 17,000 people throughout New Zealand are wanted on arrest warrants and are evading police.
Most of the warrants were issued in the Auckland area.
Independent reviews of WA Police buildings revealed gaps in security well before a teenager allegedly infiltrated several secure areas for more than a month.
Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan said numerous security inspections in the past 15 years had highlighted lapses that could have lead to security breaches.
However, successive governments had rejected requests for millions of dollars to upgrade security.
Armed police were horrified to discover a baby in a car being used in two attempted robberies in Ngaruawahia.
The 11-month-old boy was in his car seat while his teenage parents allegedly used their car as a getaway vehicle for a man who police say tried to rob two dairy owners at gunpoint on Monday.
Alcohol-fuelled crime along Auckland’s iconic Karangahape Rd has been slashed by police who claim to have reduced serious assaults, liquor ban breaches and general disorder in the popular nightspot.
Drunken disorder led to police last year vouching to clamp down on crime in the area by boosting night time patrols, making security staff more visible and by working with other authorities and business owners.