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The Star: February 08, 2018

The Star: February 08,

Supreme NewSpaper oF The Year National Award Winner Star Media A Star Media Event Thursday, February 8, 2018 Sunday 18 March 2018 The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch Fugitive breaks his silence over $200k jewellery heist Suspect says he is not well enough to have committed burglary FUGITIVE CRAIG Murray Shaw has gone public saying he isn’t the $200,000 rooftop burglar. The 42-year-old is wanted in connection with the audacious break-in of La Bu at The Tannery in Woolston in November. The burglar cut a hole in the roof of The Tannery, then smashed through a wall into the jewellery business and left back via the roof again – with $200,000 of jewellery. The heist happened in the early hours of the morning. Police issued a warrant for Shaw’s arrest last week. He has been a suspect since the burglary. But yesterday, Shaw, who is on the run, spoke to Stuff saying police were chasing the wrong man. “I haven’t been a well person. I’m not capable of climbing on top of a roof,” he said. Shaw said he had bad asthma. “I have had eight hospital admissions in the last year,” he said. But Detective Sergeant Damon Wells told The Star Shaw has had a “number of opportunities” to speak with police. Shaw had “failed to keep the appointments set up to do so.” “I personally think him saying he is innocent in the media does not make it fact. A truly innocent man would come straight to us, not via the media,” said Detective Sergeant Wells. Shaw is also wanted for questioning in connection with two similar burglaries of a petrol station in Linwood and a dairy. Shaw was summonsed to appear in the district court on January 31 but failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He told Stuff he received about 200 rings from an acquaintance, who he declined to name, in December last year to cover a debt. “I didn’t want to take them, I didn’t know where they came from, but it was three weeks before Christmas and I had no money so I took them and sold them to one person. “From that police have gone: ‘Oh this guy had some of them, must’ve done it.’ “I actually don’t know the details of the Tannery burglary. I know it’s before December. [Police] have got one little lead and jumped on it and they’re looking for someone to pin it on,” he told Stuff. Shaw said he was staying with someone “who cares for me.” Said Detective Sergeant Wells: “I am happy to speak with him about the matter, all he has to do is come see us.” ‘I’M INNOCENT’: Craig Murray Shaw (above) in a police-supplied photo from 2017 and (left) a photo supplied to Stuff yesterday. Shaw says police are looking for the wrong man. •Anyone with information about Shaw’s whereabouts can phone 363 7400 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our NEW re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - eg Austrian & Roman New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind OPEN Mon - Fri 7.30am to 5.00pm Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St < SCAN QR code for Info INVEST IN THE BEST *GE25 and GE35 indoor units start from a hushed 19dBA on their lowest fan speed. Accredited installers 10yr workmanship guarantee 5 yr warranty PRICED FROM $1,999.00 Call for a FREE Home consultation & quotation today! Ph 377 0034 15/114 Sawyers Arms Road email: *Conditions apply. Installed back-to-back, up to three metre pipe run & electrical supply within 6 metres.