Beachside theft suspect arrested

Monday November 18, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

A male teenager who is facing multiple charges of theft has been arrested by police for failing to follow court orders.


He was arrested on Thursday.

Police spokesman Trevor Pitt said the male suspect faces the charge with another teenager and they were granted bail by the court in August.

However, police are now charging him with contempt after he was witnessed associating with his co-defendant.

They both appeared on August 29 before Justice of the Peace John Whitta when police finally made a breakthrough with the beachside smash-and-grabs thefts.

 These charges relate to alleged thefts at Rutaki and Papaaroa.

The two were allowed bail to return home to their families, at the request of their defence counsel Mark Short.

Justice of the Peace John Whitta granted bail on the conditions that the two are not to associate with each other, to follow curfew between 7pm and 7am, not to leave Rarotonga without the approval of the High Court and to reside at their individual family homes.

Justice Whitta explained to the teenagers that the charge is serious and it was important that they follow their bail conditions.

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