A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the burglary of the Waiouru Army Museum.
The man, who has name suppression, appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning. He pleaded guilty to the museum burglary that saw nine Victoria Crosses stolen in a smash-and-grab on December 2, 2007.
Few details of the man's court appearance can be reported after Judge Mark Perkins granted a Crown application for blanket suppression orders. He was remanded in custody.
The man was due in the Wanganui District Court on October 27 for a depositions hearing on the charge.The hearing will still proceed for another man, who also has name suppression, in relation to the medal thefts.
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Two George Crosses, an Albert medal, and nine Victoria Crosses were taken from locked display cabinets that were supposed to be protected with reinforced glass during the burglary.