A Christchurch man who tried to sell his employer's car was arrested in Greymouth yesterday.

Police said the car dealer the man offered the vehicle to was suspicious and checked to see who it belonged to.

When the dealer discovered it belonged to the man's employer he called police and the 33-year-old was arrested.

He was charged with unlawfully taking a vehicle and was bailed back to Christchurch.

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- Greymouth Star