Tag: shoplifting

Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

February 18, 2017 | By More
Years later, authorities were on watch for shoplifter

In 2014, a young Christchurch woman took the police’s diversion scheme too literally, and diverted herself to Australia.

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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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Gun shop theft accused makes a rapid exit

January 22, 2016 | By More
Gun shop theft accused makes a rapid exit

A man charged with stealing from Gun City made a rapid departure from the Christchurch Court House today, possibly after hearing that the police were going to try to get him locked up.

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