Bur­glar foiled

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Quick think­ing neigh­bours who foiled a bur­glar are be­ing praised by po­lice. The first good sa­mar­i­tan was alerted to a break in at his neigh­bour’s One­hunga house at about 10.30pm, on De­cem­ber 16, when he heard glass smash­ing at the prop­erty. Mt Welling­ton po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Hirone Ware­tini says the man con­fronted the al­leged bur­glar who jumped a fence to es­cape down Al­fred St. The man gave chase and was joined by two brothers. The bur­glar jumped into a bush on Grotto St to hide, but was sur­rounded by the three men who held him un­til po­lice ar­rived. ‘‘They’ve done an out­stand­ing job of look­ing af­ter their neigh­bour and help­ing us ap­pre­hend the of­fender,’’ Mr Ware­tini says. A 19-year-old San­dring­ham man will ap­pear in the Auck­land District Court on Jan­uary 7 to face bur­glary charges.

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