27 Mar 2013

Thief steals equipment from English cricket team

6:27 pm on 27 March 2013

Sports equipment belonging to the England cricket team has been stolen from their Auckland hotel.

Police say a man took golf clubs and equipment belonging to three members of the team from an unlocked storage room at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland's Waterloo Quadrant on Sunday.

They only realised the items were missing on Tuesday night as they packed up to leave.

Police say security camera footage from the hotel shows a man wearing a grey polo-type shirt and carrying a bag over his shoulder.

England drew the final game of their test series against the Black Caps at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday.