Alien nabbed to order
Black AN ALIEN abduction has Onehunga police baffled.
The 1.8 metre statue of an alien warrior from the film Predator has been stolen from a car wreckers in Onehunga.
“We’re gutted to see it gone,” says Active 4X4 parts manager Phil Conlan.
The statue was made of old car and bike parts and stood in the foyer of the wreckers showroom for three years until it was stolen last Tuesday night.
The piece weighs several hundred kilograms and left scratches in the showroom floor as it was dragged out.
The marks were Mr Conlan’s first clue something was wrong on Wednesday morning when he came into brought the statue back from work. Thailand three years ago.
“I think it was pinched Since then, hundreds of to order. They walked past customers have taken photos thousands of dollars worth of of themselves and their famistuff,” he says. lies with it.
The alien-snatchers man“I don’t think there’s anaged to enter the building other one like it in the counwithout breaking any wintry,” Mr Black says. dows or locks, and avoided The thieves also took a setting off the alarm. DVD player that doesn’t
Mr Conlan says the buildwork, a car cover and some ing was undamaged after the stereo speakers, but didn’t mysterious break-in. touch the motorbikes and
“They may have come in other vehicles in the builddisguised as customers and ing. hidden out the back until we Onehunga police senior closed. sergeant Hirone Waretini
“We are still mystified why says the theft is highly unuthe alarm didn’t go off. It desual. tects heat and movement.” “It’s a unique commodity
The burglars also secured which would be difficult to the building behind them conceal and even harder to when they left. sell.
“They came and got what “It doesn’t seem like your they wanted and took a bit of average burglary. The offendcash and put the roller door ers took the time and care to down again.” enter the premises and tar-
Owner Warren get that item.”
Alien warrior: The replica statue of a creature from the film Predator.
Unusual theft: Active 4X4 parts manager Phil Conlan found scratches on the floor where thieves dragged out the heavy Predator statue.