Story: Dishonesty crime

Dumped car (2nd of 3)

Dumped car

A stolen car is pulled out of Otago Harbour in February 2007. Some car thieves steal just for joyriding – they make no attempt to make money out of their crime and often abandon or dump the car. This case was unusual as the thief drove the car into Otago Harbour and then escaped out of an open window and was seen running from the scene with two accomplices. Two divers attached a chain around the axle of the car and a crane lifted it out. It had been stolen from a nearby supermarket the day before.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 16 February 2007, p. 4
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Carl Walrond, 'Dishonesty crime - Burglary and theft', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31181/dumped-car (accessed 25 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Nov 2018 with assistance from Greg Newbold