Images appear to show women impersonating posties stealing parcels from apartments

Images appear to show women impersonating posties stealing parcels from apartments
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Security imagery circulating online appears to show two women wearing New Zealand Post uniforms allegedly stealing parcels from an Auckland apartment block.

It comes after an east Auckland NZ Post depot was broken into and uniforms were stolen. Police won't confirm the two incidents are related, but enquiries are underway into both.

NZ Post Chief Operating Officer Brendon Main told Newshub on Friday that he was aware of a social media post of CCTV screenshots showing two women inside an Onehunga apartment complex appearing to uplift parcels.

"They appear to be wearing NZ Post uniforms, however, we are confident they are not NZ Post staff or contractors," Main said. "We want to assure our customers we have controls and processes in place regarding the supply of our uniforms to our staff and contractors."

He also confirmed NZ Post was working with police to investigate a break-in and theft of courier uniforms and mail from an east Auckland depot on Sunday.

"We are extremely disappointed to learn of this incident involving the offenders disguising themselves as NZ Post workers in order to commit theft at one of our depots," Main said. "We want to assure our customers we are working with police and will provide any information and support necessary."

Police said enquiries were underway into a burglary at a commercial facility on Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland.

"Police are aware of a number of packages that have been reported missing from the building. It has been reported that two women were seen leaving the property at the time of the incident.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information on those involved can contact Police quoting the file number 210425/9086."

Police also received a report on Thursday night in relation to the Onehunga incident, which is said to have occured on Wednesday afternoon. 

"This report will be followed up and enquiries to follow in due course.

"Anyone with information that may assist our enquiries is asked to contact Police on 105 quoting the file number 210429/3091."

If a NZ Post customer thinks their parcel or mail has been stolen then they should immediately contact the NZ Police, Main said.