Three arrested over stolen vehicles

Three people are due to appear in court in Christchurch on Thursday, after being arrested in connection with a ring targetting cars in the city.

A man and woman, both from Ashburton, and a man from Christchurch, were arrested early on Thursday.

Police said officers were called to a house in Papanui shortly after 2am after a resident reported the theft of a Land Cruiser.

The vehicle was found a few minutes later and the driver was arrested. Two others were located in as car in Rolleston a short time later.

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