Photo by Craig Baxter.
Dunedin police speak to people in Melville St about a
bag-snatch at noon yesterday.
Constable Darrin Healy, of Dunedin, said a Christchurch man
in his early 20s reported having his black backpack stolen by
two Pakeha men of a similar age.
The Christchurch man was visiting Dunedin, interested in
attending university, and was walking in Manor Pl. The two
other men ''befriended'' him and they stopped to chat, Const
''When the Christchurch man put his backpack down on the
ground, one of the other guys picked it up and they both ran
off down Melville St towards Princes St,'' he said.
The backpack did not contain anything valuable, other than
some medication, Const Healy said. He was following ''a few
leads'' in the investigation.
''A few people around the corner may have witnessed the guys
running off. It was just an opportunist thing,'' he said.