Man charged over Oamaru jewellery store burglary

The front window of Ballantynes Showcase Jewellers in lower Thames St in Oamaru, which was...
The front window of Ballantynes Showcase Jewellers in lower Thames St in Oamaru, which was smashed in December. Photo: Daniel Birchfield
A 35-year-old Oamaru man has been arrested in relation to a smash-and-grab at an Oamaru jewellery store last month.

Thousands of dollars worth of high-end Meadowlark branded jewellery was stolen from Ballantynes Showcase Jewellers in lower Thames St on December 10, after a front display window was smashed.

A police spokeswoman said a search warrant was executed at a Reed St address about 2pm yesterday, where the man was arrested.

Some stolen property was recovered at the address, including items believed to have been taken during jewellery store break-in, she said.

The man was charged with burglary and also faces several other unrelated charges.

He is scheduled to appear in the Timaru District Court today.

A 28-year-old Oamaru man was also arrested at the address and charged in relation to the alleged burglary of a Reed St property on January 11.

He will appear in the Oamaru District Court at a later date.



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