Counties Manukau Police have recovered a tent that was stolen from the Botany Covid-19 testing centre during Alert Level 4.
The tent was stolen in the early hours of 31st March 2020.
Extensive enquiries at the time failed to locate the missing tent.
As a result of detailed forensic analysis, Police were able to identify a person of interest.
This week, Police carried out a search warrant at a Highland Park address.
The stolen tent was located on the property and has been returned to its rightful owners.
A 51-year-old man has been summonsed to appear in the Manukau District Court next week where he will be facing a burglary charge.
Senior Sergeant Anson Lin says Counties Manukau East Police are pleased to had recovered the tent and hold the alleged offender to account following what has been a dedicated effort by Police staff.