Two Christchurch men have been arrested after allegedly stealing $20,000 worth of jewellery from a Greymouth store in November 2022.
The men, aged 26 and 32, are due before the Christchurch District Court on Friday, facing charges of burglary and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.
Police allege they stole $20,000 worth of jewellery and a vehicle from the store in the late hours of November 19, 2022.
“The vehicle was located in the Omoto area and returned to its rightful owner,” a police spokesperson said.
“A local police officer was dedicated to the case and pieced together the evidence, building a solid case against the two men.”
Detective Sergeant Ian McKinnon said: “No hard-working local business should have to experience dishonesty offending, and West Coast police are dedicated to ensuring when it does happen those offenders are held responsible for their crimes.”