Police investigating third report of shoplifting after Wellington store makes shock Golriz Ghahraman claim

  • 15/01/2024

Police have revealed they are investigating a third claim of alleged shoplifting linked to Golriz Ghahraman.

It comes after allegations surfaced last week that the Green Party MP had shoplifted from Auckland clothing retailer Scotties Boutique on two occasions last year.

Ghahraman has not yet responded to any of the allegations while Scotties has repeatedly declined to comment on the allegations to Newshub.

Newshub has seen the email Wellington store Cre8iveworx sent other businesses in the capital on Monday saying it believed Ghahraman had been in its premises in October and that a complaint had been laid.

Stuff, who also reports seeing the emails, contacted store owner Melanie Smith who said: "This is an ongoing investigation, so at this stage; I wouldn't feel comfortable discussing this case. I do however hope, justice is served."

Cre8iveworx declined to comment further when contacted by Newshub.

Police confirmed they received a report of shoplifting at that location on October 26, 2023.

"Enquiries into the matter are ongoing," a spokesperson told Newshub.

This image was included in the email Cre8tiveworx sent to Wellington businesses.
This image was included in the email Cre8tiveworx sent to Wellington businesses. Photo credit: Supplied

The store, located on Cuba Street, is known for its high-end dresses, wide range of jewellery and accessories and gifts and homeware.

Popular items include Brie Leon handbags, Stolen Girlfriends Club jewellery and designer shoes.

Other items include technology such as speakers, alarms and Bluetooth lamps.

Ghahraman has returned to New Zealand from an overseas personal trip and was due to speak to the Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson on Monday.

Shaw and Davidson said last week they wanted to speak with Ghahraman before commenting further on the allegations.