29 Mar 2014

Teen accused of truck theft

7:33 am on 29 March 2014

A teenager is alleged to have stolen a large truck in Auckland and driven north, picking up hitchhikers on the way to Whangarei.

Police said the teen was pulled over south of Whangarei on State Highway 1 at 2.45am on Friday after officers identified a Scania truck that had been taken from a yard in Otahuhu on Thursday.

They said the boy had even picked up a couple of hitchhikers along the way.

The teenager was due to appear in court in Whangarei on Friday.