Wai­tan­girua man is sentenced for bur­glary

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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.

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