Firewood thief raids kindy with wheelie-bin

Police say a 49-year-old man made multiple trips with a wheelie bin to steal a large pile of firewood from a Caversham kindergarten.

Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said a Caversham resident called police after noticing a man filling a wheelie bin with wood from the Jade Star International Kindergarten on South Rd about 4pm yesterday.

He made several trips, removing the large pile of wood, before police arrived and arrested him, Snr Sgt Aitken said.

The wood had been returned to the kindergarten.

The man will appear in the Dunedin District Court on Thursday charged with burglary.