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Wheelie bad thief owns up

Saturday November 09, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

The owner of a red Honda Wave motorbike got a big surprise, coming out to discover the bike was there – but both wheels were gone.


At first, they went round and round in circles looking for the culprit.

But keeping a secret will tire anyone. So eventually the thief spoke up and admitted his crime.

Harlem Tangaroa was charged with theft for intentionally and dishonestly removing the wheels of the motorcycle, which were valued at $300 each.

And this week in court, the rubber hit the road – and he pleaded guilty.

Tangaroa will be sentenced before three Justices of the Peace on December 3.