Youth free wheeling from court

Thursday December 05, 2019 Written by Published in Crime

The court has let off a young motorbike thief without a conviction.


Police prosecutor senior sergeant Fairoa Tararo told the three Justices of the Peace Carmen Temata, Bernice Manarangi and Nadine Newnham that the young boy was remorseful and had no prior conviction.

He said the accused had good family support and all reparations of around $300 on the stolen bike were paid.

Harlem Tangaroa admitted the facts to the court, and apologised to police and family for wasting their time.

He acknowledged his family support and said that he realised he made a poor decision.

He told the JPs he wished to further his study and make positive changes with the support of his family and the church.

The alleged incident took place around October this year where a woman had lodged a complaint that her bike was taken from her home.

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