May 23, 2017
Education and jobs key to stopping dairy attacks
Manurewa MP Louisa Wall says ensuring young people are in work or education is the best long term response to the rash of violent robberies of dairies.
Four people have been arrested for the violent robbery of a Mangere dairy last week, and there is widespread concern among south Auckland dairy owners about the increased number of robberies, usually targeting cigarettes.
Ms Wall says she is working with Neighbourhood Support and police on safety audits.
She says the crimes are being done by young people.
"These are kids not engaged in education, employment or training so we have to make sure our children and young people are either at school or if they don't have a job they are looking for further education opportunities, so in the long term that is the solution and part of that solution is making sure people have homes and houses and secure and safe places to conduct their daily activities," Ms Wall says.
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