New Zealand's Asian families being targeted by burglars

22:11, June 10, 2010      

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Police are warning Asian families living in Auckland to keep a low profile to avoid becoming the target of burglaries.

Southeast Asian liaison officer Constable Gurpreet Arora said Asian families should take down national flags from their homes and keep religious festivals low-key.

Although the advice was primarily for Auckland families, based on his experience, the advice could be extended to all Asian families in New Zealand, he said on Thursday.

"Burglars are very well aware of the fact that South Asian communities tend to keep considerable amounts of cash and jewelry at home."

He suggested Asian families consider removing items identifying their ethnicity from outside their homes, such as their homeland flag.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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