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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

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.


Nick Baker/NZ Police