Police are on the hunt for a Goldilocks-style burglar who has been breaking into Marlborough Sounds baches and taking food.
Because of the remoteness of some of the unoccupied baches that had food, alcohol and cigarettes stolen, police believe the burglar is moving around the area by boat.
Police are asking owners of baches in the area to check on them as soon as possible.
In May, police said a serial burglar had broken into seven Marlborough Sounds baches and filled up on the owners' food.
Police told NZ Newswire that case had not been solved but said there was not enough evidence to say whether the two were connected.