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Man charged over theft of Murupara's only ATM

A man has been charged over a burglary of the only ATM in the Bay of Plenty town of Murupara earlier this month.

Police say in a statement, a 27-year-old Kawerau man has been charged with criminal damage, receiving stolen property and four counts of burglary.

"A stolen log loader was used to rip an ATM from the front wall of the local branch of the New Zealand Credit Union in the early hours of Monday 3 June," police say.

The man will appear in the Whakatane District Court on Wednesday 10 July.

The residents of Murupara have also learned that their police station will now be fully staffed.
Source: 1 NEWS