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."