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Sunday, 27 February 2011 - 6:28am |
National News

Looter confesses to "scary" Australian cops

1 min read

A 44-year-old man decided to cough up about his looting escapade after speaking to some Australian Police officers.

Last night two New Zealand and two Australian Police officers came across the man, who was harassing some contract workers on the Ferrymead Bridge.

The New Zealand officers spoke to the man and introduced him to their Australian counterparts.

The man then said the Australian Police were "scary" and allegedly confessed to looting a nearby bar. He had allegedly stolen two bottles of alcohol and a bottle of water.

Police arrested the man, who is now in custody and facing charges.

Two people were also arrested for drink driving near the cordons.

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