Theft

Man charged for theft of over K270,000

Thirty-six-year-old Martus Ninigori from Kafetugu village, Eastern Highlands Province, was arrested and charged with one count of false pretense under s.466 and another count of conspiracy to defraud under s.407 of the Criminal Code Act.

According to court documents, Sterly Ubimo was asked by the defendant to use his Kinne Building & Construction company account to stash money and promised Ubimo a cut in the payment.

Police alleged that Ubimo was informed about the deposit of K274,500 and withdrew the money without giving it to the defendant.

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Thieves inflict first loss of the season on the NZ Warriors

Sunday night's Ed Sheeran concert at Mt Smart prevented Warriors staff from gaining access to the club's headquarters to store playing gear and other equipment, including GPS trackers and game jerseys, after returning from Canberra.

They were forced to temporarily stash it away in an unmarked van outside a staff member's home on Auckland's North Shore, where it was pillaged overnight.

Warriors CEO Cameron George said they were "devastated" by the turn of events.

Well-dressed men in armed Gordon's holdup

A man was held up at his Gordon residence on Wednesday at around lunch time by a group of armed men.

Police report that at about 12:30pm, four armed unknown men, who were well dressed, entered the victim’s Henao Drive home and held him up.

The suspects walked away with the man’s bank cards, car keys, two mobile phones, work documents and cash consisting of K300, A$40 and US$1,000.

Reports state that the suspects escaped in a waiting vehicle; a Toyota Harrier station wagon, silver grey in colour bearing the registration number BED 975.

​Public help catch car thieves

They were foiled when bystanders  decided to intervene and save the would-be victim.

One attacker aged 15 and the two others aged 17 were trying to force a driver out of his CRV car when the crowd turned on them and stepped in to chase them away.

Ironically the three were picked up by a nearby police unit who were on route to the Boroko police station for a change of shift.

The three were chased by some members of the public who attracted the attention of the police who stepped in to chase and apprehend the youths near the old Pacific International Hospital site.