Accused rooftop burglar held in custody

A man accused of being the rooftop burglar who raided The Tannery has been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.

Craig Murray Shaw, 42, was arrested when the police raided a Gloucester Street property on Thursday morning in connection with several commercial burglaries.

He faces three burglary charges and has been remanded to appear by video-link from the prison on March 8. No pleas have been entered.

The alleged burglary at The Tannery shopping precinct in Woolston on November 26 involved jewellery worth $200,000 being taken.

After an anonymous tip-off from a caller, police have found 1500 of the stolen rings.

A Linwood woman, 30, has been charged with receiving stolen jewellery valued at $200,000 from Shaw soon after the time of that burglary.

She made her second appearance at the District Court office today, when a registrar remanded her without plea on bail to March 8, and granted interim name suppression. The suppression order will have to be argued in court at her next appearance.

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