27 Jun 2014

Man charged in relation to burglaries

11:20 am on 27 June 2014

A man has been arrested and will face charges relating to a spate of burglaries in Taranaki.

The East Coast man was detained on Thursday after a New Plymouth bar manager noticed him trying to sell a lap top computer and called the police.

Police said they visited the 33-year-old's address where they found items stolen in recent burglaries in the city.

Sergeant Bruce Irvine said the man has been charged with receiving stolen property but more charges may follow. The accused man was due to appear in New Plymouth District Court on Friday.