Charges follow man­hunt

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By KATASHA McCUL­LOUGH

A man faces 20 charges after a man­hunt which took po­lice from Tor­bay to Western Springs.

Con­sta­ble Jill Gil­more from North Shore Po­lice says a Tor­bay res­i­dent heard his neigh­bour’s alarm go off on Septem­ber 3 and went to in­ves­ti­gate.

He saw a man leav­ing the prop­erty who said to him ‘‘There’s some­one in the house’’.

A sec­ond man then ran out and the pair got into a car to­gether and drove off.

The prop­erty owner was at home asleep at the time.

The neigh­bour noted the car’s reg­is­tra­tion num­ber and called po­lice at 1.22pm. The po­lice dis­cov­ered the car was stolen.

It was spot­ted by the po­lice Ea­gle he­li­copter as it crossed the Har­bour Bridge. Po­lice think one of the men was dropped off in the New World Vic­to­ria Park car park, Gil­more says.

The car was found dumped in a car­port on Finch St in Western Springs.

One man fled on foot but was caught by po­lice at 1.45pm.

He was ar­rested and faces one charge of bur­glary, one charge of un­law­fully be­ing in a build­ing, four charges of re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, two charges each of fail­ing to stop, dan­ger­ous driv­ing and un­law­fully get­ting into a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

There were two war­rants out for the man’s ar­rest and he was al­ready fac­ing charges of theft ex-car, un­law­fully be­ing in a build­ing, wil­ful dam­age, un­law­fully get­ting into a ve­hi­cle, re­sist­ing po­lice, es­cap­ing cus­tody and two charges of bur­glary.

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