Police have alerted the Privacy Commissioner after a burglar broke into the former Auckland police station and stole documents and expired pepper spray.
The police were made aware of the break-in while carrying out a search warrant at a Mount Albert address where police property was found.
The items found included documents meant for destruction and expired OC spray.
A 41-year-old man was located soon after and charged with unlawful possession of a restricted weapon, burglary and possession of instruments for burglary.
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Police are still investigating what additional documents were taken and who might be affected by the privacy breach.
Auckland City District Commander Superintendent Karyn Malthus said the break-in event is extremely disappointing, and police were working with the Privacy Commissioner's office and following guidelines in dealing with the situation.