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Christchurch thieves target Mazda Demios

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/04/2017

A new Mazda Demio is displayed during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan (file.) © Hiro Komae/ASSOCIATED PRESS/AP Images A new Mazda Demio is displayed during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan (file.) There's been an increase in the number of Mazda Demios being stolen in Canterbury, as well as many other regions in the country, police say.

This make and model has topped the most stolen car list in Canterbury, and police say it seems to be a trend across the country,

"Offenders see these vehicles as an easy target and believe Police will not take a second look at them, which is not the case," Area Prevention Manager Paul Reeves said.

It's being recommend that they are fitted with immobilisers and steering wheel locks and parked securely when possible.

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