Fake posties caught on camera stealing parcels

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Security footage has captured two women dressed in postie uniforms nicking parcel deliveries from a block of apartments. 

The accused robbers were dressed in New Zealand Post uniforms when they executed their heist at an apartment complex in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday about 3pm, according to Stuff. 

Three days earlier, NZ Post had a nearby depot broken into and branded uniforms stolen, the publication reported. 

Police were hesitant to confirm the incidents were linked, but a spokesperson revealed two women were seen leaving the depot, in East Auckland, the day it was burgled.

The two bandits were caught on CCTV nicking packaged from an Auckland apartment complex. Source: Stuff via Facebook
The two bandits were caught on CCTV nicking packages from an Auckland apartment complex. Source: Facebook

NZ Post's chief operating officer Brendon Main said the company was confident the women were not NZ Post staff or contractors.

Mr Main said he was "extremely disappointed" with the accused robbers using NZ Post uniforms to disguise themselves for the robbery.

One resident to have a parcel stolen, Megan, told the publication the fake posties were let into the complex by another resident who was fooled by their uniforms. 

Megan said her stolen parcel contained gifted cosmetic products that were going to be used in a kindergarten fundraiser.

Some products were going to be part of a Mother's Day activity where kids would give their mums a makeover, and others were going to be raffled off, Megan said. 

Two women were seen leaving the NZ Post depot the day it was burgled. Source: Stuff via Facebook
Two women were seen leaving the NZ Post depot the day it was burgled. Source: Facebook

"It's not me who misses out, it's the children I look after every day. That's the saddest thing about it," she told the publication. 

The building manager at the apartment complex told her more parcels, additional to what was caught on security camera, were stolen. 

When Megan shared footage to Facebook, another man claimed his home was targeted by the same package thieves. 

Police are reportedly investigating several reports of burglary in the area.

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