A burglar in New Zealand broke several locks, disabled an alarm and climbed fences to steal a bucket from a dump. Westport police are hunting for the man, who broke into the rubbish dump in the early hours on Monday.
Community Constable Paul Sampson said a man was captured on CCTV footage breaking into the transfer station operated by Smart Environmental in Westport at about 2.30am.
"A plastic white bucket and an external security camera were all that was taken. But considerable effort has gone into getting into this place. It's a secure area where they sort out the rubbish.
"They broke several locks, disabled an alarm and climbed fences to get in," he said. A CCTV image shows the man touching a door handle without gloves.
Sampson said finger prints were being processed.
Smart Environmental South Island area manager Yuri Schokking said it was the fifth break-in at the dump's weigh bridge kiosk in a year.
There was only a small amount of cash left on site, but the damage caused was considerable.
"It has cost a considerable amount over the five break-ins and the cost goes back to the ratepayer. It wastes our time and makes our staff feel very uncomfortable," he said.
"Someone should be able to recognise this person. It has been the same MO every time so could be the same person every time. This is the first time we've got a clear image which we've given to the police."
With CCTV footage.