Waitangirua man is sentenced for burglary
The desire for a Sunday afternoon beer has led to a Waitangirua man being convicted of burglary.
On Sunday, December 14, Manu Sua, 22, broke into the closed-off Waitangirua Mall with four others.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Paul Macky said they had the idea of stealing liquor from the Big Barrell store, which backed on to the mall, and decided to use the closed-off building to do it.
After using a piece of wood to prise off a wooden board over a window, Sua and others acted as lookouts while joint accused Turano Isaako went to steal a box of beers.
However, Isaako was frightened and decided not to steal the beer and to return another time.
Sua and the others left the building, but were caught by police at the rear.
Sua denied any intention of stealing alcohol when confronted by police, but pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in Porirua District Court last Tuesday.
He was convicted and sentenced to 150 hours’ community work.