NZ police arrest man after being caught during burglary, New Plymouth

New Plymouth police have arrested a 24-year-old man following recent burglaries at two local jewellery stores where high value items were taken.

The first burglary took place on Devon Street West on Friday 29 July and substantial damage was caused to the shop.

The man was taken into custody last night after being caught at the scene of the second burglary at a store on Devon Street East around 2:30am.

The man is due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today on three charges of burglary including the two local burglaries and another in the Auckland area.

Police would like to thank members of the public who called police in response to suspicious behaviour.

Reports from the public meant we were able to stop any further unlawful behaviour occurring and hold this person accountable for their actions.

This was fantastic work from the public and police and shows what can be accomplished when we work together to prevent crime in our community.

Anyone who sees suspicious behaviour is encouraged to call 111 if it is happening, or 105 after the fact.

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