Alleged yacht thief caught robbing bach

  • 21/07/2015
Sail boat gliding in open sea at sunset

A man who allegedly stole a yacht has been caught while robbing a Marlborough Sounds bach for supplies to sail it.

The 10-metre yacht, named Dreamer, was reported missing from Motueka last week and the man admitted he'd sailed it up the coast to Marlborough Sounds.

He was caught stealing supplies from a bach in Okiwi Bay to sail it further on Monday, police say.

The man was charged with burglary and will appear in Blenheim District Court today.

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