Surveillance cameras helping catch thieves from Whakatane boats

Boats continue to be interfered with in the Whakatane River -- but surveillance cameras are helping in catching the offenders.

Batteries, knives, and tools are among the popular items being stolen.

Just this week two people were caught trying to steal from moored boats in broad daylight.

Senior Maritime Officer Isaac Tate says this behaviour needs to stop.

He says if you see this activity report it to local Police.

Sam Gardner