29 Apr 2020

Five more arrests over theft of Jucy rental vans

12:38 pm on 29 April 2020

Five more people have been arrested after the theft of 112 Jucy rental cars from an Auckland yard.

Jucy Rental car

(file photo) Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

It brings the number arrested to 19, with a total of 10 people facing charges. They range in age from 21 to 52.

Most are charged with unlawfully taking a vehicle or receiving stolen property. Three are also charged with breaches under the Health Act.

Sixty-nine of the company's vehicles have been recovered of those that went missing from the Mangere yard over the weekend.

Most were found at addresses throughout South Auckland and a few were being driven and recognised by police as stolen.

Police say a handful of other cars owned by a different company were damaged at the same yard.