A brickload of charges: Lego theft pair busted after multiple retail thefts

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The New Zealand Police said it has laid “a brickload of charges” after an Auckland pair was caught stealing $20,000 worth of Lego products across the region.

According to Sergeant Karen Tabb, officers have been building the case on the alleged shoplifting committed by a man and woman at many stores over past months. Their usual scheme was to create a diversion in the store by setting off the fire alarm.

The pair were recently arrested in possession of some of the stolen property and now face 30 counts of shoplifting. They will also be charged under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act.

“This is an excellent outcome and the number of charges laid reflect the brazen nature of this alleged offending,” Tabb said.

“Police will continue to target prolific offending against retail businesses in our communities.”

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