Tag: theft

Escaper said guard was ‘complacent’

December 21, 2016 | By More
Escaper said guard was ‘complacent’

A 25-year-old prisoner says he made a run for it when the security guard with him was being “complacent”.

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Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

December 15, 2016 | By More
Arrest warrant issued on yacht theft charge

Police have been granted a warrant to arrest Simone Anne Wright – the partner of a man already in custody on 60 charges – on a charge of stealing a $145,000 yacht at Paihia in the Bay of Islands last year.

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Client manager for estate firm admits theft

December 9, 2016 | By More
Client manager for estate firm admits theft

A client manager for an estate management firm used unattended computers at his office to transfer $66,634 to his own accounts, the Christchurch District Court was told.

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Card used soon after street robbery

November 24, 2016 | By More
Card used soon after street robbery

A woman who used a bank card stolen only an hour earlier in a gunpoint street robbery, has been sentenced to two months’ home detention in a residential rehabilitation programme.

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Caravan ‘squatter’ pleads guilty

November 11, 2016 | By More
Caravan ‘squatter’ pleads guilty

A burglar caught sleeping in a caravan on a Rolleston property has pleaded guilty and now faces sentencing next month on a total of 10 charges.

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Jail for ‘brazen’ taking of car and dog

November 4, 2016 | By More
Jail for ‘brazen’ taking of car and dog

Ashley Lyle Scarlett drove away with a car while the owner was right beside it and the family dog was in the back.

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Barrington ram-raid alleged

November 4, 2016 | By More
Barrington ram-raid alleged

A man facing 10 charges, including an alleged ram-raiding of Anderson and Hill sportswear at Barrington Shopping Centre, was denied bail in the Christchurch District Court.

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No convictions for French visitor

October 10, 2016 | By More
No convictions for French visitor

Frenchman Costa Le Coubet has only good things to say about his time in New Zealand – in spite of a night in jail and a prosecution for theft.

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Sisters jailed for scamming elderly victims

October 7, 2016 | By More
Sisters jailed for scamming elderly victims

Two sisters have been jailed for their part in a crime ring that scammed elderly and vulnerable victims out of their bank cards and $240,000.

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Couple jailed for ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of stolen goods

October 5, 2016 | By More
Couple jailed for ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of stolen goods

Police found a virtual Aladdin’s cave when they searched a Burwood house where two offenders lived. It had been furnished and equipped with $69,340 of stolen gear.

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