25 May 2020

Baby on board: Man charged over car theft

5:11 pm on 25 May 2020

A 52-year-old man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court today after a car with a baby inside was stolen this month.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

A vehicle was taken from a Whangārei petrol station forecourt on Manu Road with a young baby inside on 6 May.

Police later found it abandonded with the child safely inside.

A man was arrested this week in Auckland by off-duty police.

He was charged in connection with the theft with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and failing to stop.