29 Dec 2008

Billboard suspect caught

3:12 pm on 29 December 2008

A man who was depicted on billboards after electrical transformers were stolen in Auckland has been caught.

Police arrested a man on Sunday night and charged him with theft and breach of bail.

The advertising company that owned the stolen transformers put a photo of the suspect on billboards around the city in October, with a sign reading: "Who is this thief?" It also offered a reward of $500.

A man, 24, was due to appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday.