Manukau Courier : December 17th 2010
3 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS 0405P-MC www.kmart.co.nz we're extending Christmas for you Open 8am - midnight Open 8am - midnight Open 8am - midnight Open 7am - midnight Open 7am - midnight Fri. 17th December Sat. 18th December Sun. 19th December Mon. 20th December Tues. 21st December to book tickets go to www.eventcinemas.co.nz or call 302 0002 to b b b ook k k i ti tik k ckt etsg ot to www eventcinemas co nz or c l l all l l3 302 020 000 002 2 HARRY POTTER 7 (M) VIOLENCE THU -TUE: 3PM, 6PM, 9.PM WED: 9PM DUE DATE (R16) VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE, DRUG USE AND SEX SCENES THU -TUE: 12.55PM EASY A (M) SEXUAL REFERENCES THU -TUE: 1.40PM, 3.45PM, 5.50PM WED:1PM, 3PM, 5PM MEGAMIND 3D (PG) LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE,NO FREE TICKETS THU-SUN, TUE & WED: 10AM, 12.05PM, 2.10, 4.15, 6.20, 8.25PM MON: 12.05PM, 2.10, 4.15, 6.20, 8.25PM TRON LEGACY 2D (PG) MEDIUM LEVEL VIOLENCE THUR-WED: 12PM, 2.35, 5.15, 7.50PM HARRY POTTER 7 (M) VIOLENCE THU -WED: 10.45, 2PM, 5.15, 8.15PM TRON LEGACY 3D (PG) MEDIUM LEVEL VIOLENCE THUR-WED: 10AM, 10.50, 12.35PM, 1.25, 3.10PM, 4PM, 5.50, 6.40, 8.30, 9.15PM 3D NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) NO FREE TICKETS THU: 1.35, 4PM, 6.25, 8.50PM FRI-WED: 11.10, 1.35, 4PM, 6.25, 8.50PM MEGAMIND 2D (PG) LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE, NO FREE TICKETS FRI-WED: 11AM, 1.10PM, 3.20PM 2D NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) NO FREE TICKETS THU-WED: 10.05AM, 12.30, 3PM, 5.25, 7.50PM EASY A (M) SEXUAL REFERENCES THU-WED: 10AM SEE IT IN MANUKAU SEE IT IN MANUKAU WESTFIELD MANUKAU EXPORT GOLD* 2FOR$8 Must present this voucher. *Valid until 22nd Dec 2010. Only at selected Auckland sites. O ludes Gold Class. You must be 18+. ID required. when you see any movie at EVENT! O er excl EVENT CINEMAS MANUKAU IS OPEN XMAS DAY! E E NO PROBLEM (TBC) FRI -WED: 5.40PM, 8.40PM MEET THE PARENTS: LITTLE FOCKERS (TBC), NO FREE TICKETS WED: 1.45PM, 3.50, 6PM, 8.10PM DEVIL (M) VIOLENCE & HORROR THU -TUE: 8PM SNEAK PREVIEW Hit twice by bagsnatchers By DAVID TAURANGA Bag alert: Women shoppers need to be wary of bagsnatchers. Photo: SIMON WATTS WOMEN need to be vigilant when they shop, warns a woman who has been robbed of her handbag for the second time in two years. Her caution comes at a time when many women will be out shopping for Christmas, a traditionally busy period for thieves who target shopping centres. But police are also busy throughout Counties Manu- kau targeting bagsnatchers and street robbers. The Papatoetoe woman, who has asked not to be named, says her latest bag- snatching incident happened in the carpark at Papatoetoe New World last month. The robber was chased and caught by a New World staff member and the woman's bag eventually returned to her by police. But even though there was a good outcome, being a vic- tim of the same crime twice in two years is still a horrible feeling, she says. The first time my handbag was stolen it was horrific and now that it's happened twice in two years I am rather scared. After the first time police advised me not to go shopping with a handbag but to just take my card. I didn't listen, did I?'' In the latest incident a young man grabbed her handbag from behind. She tried to hold on to the bag but the strap broke and he ran out of the carpark like streak lightning'', she says. I yelled out he's got my bag, someone grab him'. So many people then came tomyaid--Ican'tgetover the fact that all these people rallied round for me.'' It was a completely differ- ent matter the first time her bag was stolen in the Pak'n- Save Manukau carpark back in 2008. After shopping she return- ed to her car, placed her handbag on the front passen- ger seat and started loading her groceries into the boot. A young man then opened the door, took her bag and ran, she says. I chased him and yelled for help but no one did. A car then came screeching along and the young man jumped in and took off. Everything went with my handbag -- my phone, my identification, photos of my family and all of my medi- cation.'' The woman has taken the police advice and no longer goes shopping with her hand- bag. Instead she takes only her bank card. She doesn't shop alone at night anymore and tries to do her shopping in the middle of the day when people are around. Police tips to deter the bag- snatchers: Don't carry large amounts of cash. If you must, try to have someone else with you as a deterrent Be vigilant and aware of who's around you Don't leave your handbag unattended or out of your sight -- even for a moment Before loading your boot, put your handbag in the car and lock the doors Don't leave your handbag unattended in a locked vehicle -- even if it is concealed If you think you are being followed, go to a place where there are other people and phone the police. Safe haven in carpark Police are running the campaign targeting criminals who commit bagsnatches and street robberies right up until Christmas. Officers from the mobile police station will be at shopping centres throughout Counties Manukau providing crime prevention advice. Senior sergeant Stephen Greally says parking the mobile police station in carparks means not only offenders see them but also people who have questions, concerns or information for police. Call 0508 4BAGGED (4-224-433) with information about handbag snatching and robberies.
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