Two homeless men saved the day after a thief stole a woman's phone in central Auckland.
Angela Bevan, who works at Britomart, was chatting to a friend on Wednesday when she saw a man exit a souvenir shop door on Queen St with something in his hand.
A young woman ran out after him, yelling at him to come back and pay.
It's not clear whether it was her phone the man was holding or something from the shop.
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"We didn't really know what to do," Bevan said.
"He just kept going - he was walking pretty fast and I don't think anyone wanted to try and stop him."
That was until a man who normally begs outside the Dior shop, and another homeless man, stepped up.
"They said 'We'll get him' - and they ran off down the road and they got it back," Bevan said.
She spoke to one of the men afterwards and he was "really chuffed".
"He said to me, 'That felt really good. I hate thieves.' I thought, good on you dude."
Bevan has worked with homeless people in Auckland, including helping organise free haircuts for them in 2015.