Alleged Christchurch classic car thief arrested

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He allegedly stole four cars, two of them classics. Photo credit: Getty

A man who allegedly stole classic cars has been arrested and charged.

The unnamed 28-year-old is accused of burglary, theft of a vehicle, receiving stolen property and unlawful interference of a vehicle.

He appeared in Christchurch District Court on Friday and was remanded in custody.

Police say further arrests and charges are likely. 

A local car dealer told NZME it appeared an organised gang of car thieves was operating in the city.

"They're stealing cars, thieving number-plates off other legitimate vehicles and putting them on their stolen cars so they're not seen as stolen in the eyes of the public when up the road."