A 38-year-old Linwood man has admitted receiving property stolen from a Phillipstown outdoor equipment business that was burgled in December and again in January.
Edward Elvis Tumanako Harris also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm.
His co-offender, 33-year-old Fiona Jean Broadhurst, listed the items – tactical jackets and a backpack – on Facebook. They were valued at between $500 and $1000.
When the police searched Harris’ address they found the property listed and another item also stolen from Twinneedles in Saxon Street, Christchurch. They also found a sawn-off .22 rifle.
Judge Tony Couch remanded Harris on bail for sentencing on July 12, and asked for a pre-sentence report, including a report for a home detention sentence.
Broadhurst has already pleaded guilty and has been sentenced on a receiving charge to 100 hours community work. The items were all recovered.