Members of the public are still being urged to come forward with information about stolen drilling gear.
Specialised equipment worth thousands was stolen from the storage yard used by engineering firm Caldme NZ. The company is responsible for laying broadband cables throughout the country and lost more than $70,000 worth of gear when the yard was broken into on Tuesday.
Inspector Ed Van Den Broek of the Rotorua police said no one had yet come forward to identify the offenders. The stolen items include GPS underground locators, keys for work vehicles, fire extinguishers and head units for car stereos. Caldme NZ manager Ed Murray said the theft was "frustrating". The thieves also tagged several work vehicles and Mr Murray said a member of the public would be able to recognise the tag and identify the offenders.
He is offering a reward of $500 for information and recovery of the stolen items.
Information can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the Rotorua police on (07) 348 0099.