16 Feb 2013

Police track alleged burglar through South Island

8:23 am on 16 February 2013

Christchurch police are appealing for information about a man they allege has committed burglaries all over the South Island.

Aiden Hamilton, 20, is wanted on a parole recall warrant.

Last month he was charged over a burglary at Sommerville in Christchurch and later released on bail.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Hill says Mr Hamilton has since removed his electronic ankle bracelet.

The police believe he and an associate have been involved in burglaries in Otago and the West Coast over the past week.

The other man, a 31-year-old from Christchurch, was arrested on Friday in Opawa and was due to face burglary-related charges in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday.