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Colac Bay residents thwart burglars

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/12/2016

Police are praising residents of Colac Bay in Southland who foiled a burglary of a holiday home using a tractor.

Two women and a man have been arrested and face charges relating to the alleged burglary and others in the region.

A neighbour spotted them inside a Colac Bay holiday home on December 7 and rang police and also the local pub.

Six residents banded together and parked a number of vehicles, including a tractor, across the property's driveway, blocking the group's getaway route.

The residents apprehended two of the offenders who quickly surrendered. The third, who was armed with a tomahawk he swung at one resident, fled and then returned and was disarmed.

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