Tag: shoplifting

Support needed for shoplifting addict

December 13, 2017 | By More
Support needed for shoplifting addict

Christchurch needs a centre where women can stay with their young children while they battle their addiction issues, said a judge as she released a compulsive shoplifter onto home detention.

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Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

August 11, 2017 | By More
Organised shoplifting accused held in custody

Two Aranui mothers charged with being part of an organised shoplifting ring in Christchurch, Rangiora, and Ashburton have been remanded in custody.

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Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

March 30, 2017 | By More
Shoplifter used scissors to lunge at people

A judge says he doubts a shoplifter’s claim that it was coincidence that he had a pair of scissors which he used to lunge at two people who tried to stop him.

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The Good Question Department

September 21, 2016 | By More
The Good Question Department

“Next time, if you pay for your meat, you can eat it.” Judge John Brandts-Giesen provides some basic advice to a shoplifter prosecuted in the Christchurch District Court.

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Inept shoplifter heading for rehab

August 16, 2016 | By More
Inept shoplifter heading for rehab

A 22-year-old’s two inept shoplifting episodes have sent him on the road to rehabilitation to sort out his drug and alcohol issues.

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Fake firearm call admitted

June 23, 2016 | By More
Fake firearm call admitted

A 34-year-old woman admitted drunkenly calling the police and telling them there was someone in her house with a firearm – and then refusing to let the officers inside.

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Court told of teen’s suicide ‘cluster’

June 20, 2016 | By More
Court told of teen’s suicide ‘cluster’

A teenager who has lost 10 friends to suicide in recent years – and made three attempts herself – has been granted permanent name suppression at her Christchurch District Court sentencing on dishonesty charges.

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Jail for shoplifter nabbed on social media

February 27, 2016 | By More
Jail for shoplifter nabbed on social media

A 31-year-old Leeston man caught after Gun City posted CCTV video of a shoplifter online has been jailed for more than two years, in the Christchurch District Court.

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Shoplifting ‘easiest way to get drugs’

February 18, 2016 | By More
Shoplifting ‘easiest way to get drugs’

A repeat offender has described his shoplifting as “the easiest way to get drugs, basically”.

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Bail refused for gun shop theft accused

February 5, 2016 | By More
Bail refused for gun shop theft accused

Bail has been refused for a Leeston man arrested at the weekend for a series of shoplifting charges, including stealing an $18,000 night vision unit from Gun City in Papanui.

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