27 Oct 2017

One person arrested over wallet theft from dying man

9:56 am on 27 October 2017

An arrest has been made after a man's wallet was stolen as he lay dying in a street in a Coromandel town earlier this month.

Close up of the back of a police officer wearing a vest.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Henry Pere, 61, collapsed on the street in Waihi and police say his wallet was stolen as he was being given CPR.

Mr Pere later died in hospital.

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Napier yesterday and has been charged with theft.

He will appear in the Waihi District Court next month.