Usually, when a portaloo is stolen, the cops have nothing to go on.
But this time a lead about a set of stolen loos led Hawke's Bay police straight to a property in Pukehamoamoa, west of Hastings, where they found thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods.
Hawke's Bay police executed a search warrant at the "known" property on Monday after a Twyford burglary and the theft of portaloos and a trailer.
It resulted in the recovery of tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen property, including a stolen generator valued at $10,000, a stolen caravan valued at $30,000 and numerous other stolen items.
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A 44-year old man has appeared in the Hastings District Court charged with multiple counts of burglary and receiving stolen property.
Senior Constable Pehi Potaka said it was a great result.
The alleged offending is believed to have taken place over a number of months and police had been able to return a number of stolen items to victims across the North Island, Potaka said.
* In an earlier version of this story police wrongly stated the stolen goods were located at a property in the Fernhill area.