Views
9 months ago

The Star: February 15, 2018

The Star: February 15,

Supreme NewSpaper oF The Year National Award Winner Thursday, February 15, 2018 BOOK YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY! BOOK YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY! BOOK YOUR FREE APPOINTMENT TODAY! 0800 324 678 www.dcis.co.nz 0800 324 678 www.dcis.co.nz COOLSALE QUIETLY COOLSALE QUIETLY Sleep easy this summer in whisper quiet comfort … all night long. Sleep easy this summer in whisper quiet comfort … all night long. Sleep easy this summer in whisper quiet comfort … all night long. $1,999 INSTALLED* $1,999 INSTALLED* GE25 HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP *Basic back to back installation $1,999 INSTALLED* GE25 HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP *Basic back to back installation GE25 HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP *Basic back to back installation The best read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch 0800 324 678 www.dcis.co.nz ‘Give up’ to stop focus on family and friends Police up the ante on fugitive who went public • By Andrew King POLICE HAVE called on fugitive Craig Murray Shaw to give himself up for the sake of his family and friends. Police have been raiding properties throughout the city looking for the 42-year-old who has been on the run for just over two weeks. “As long as he remains on the run from police it will have an impact on his family and friends. So it would appear he is happy to inconvenience them while he is on the run,” Detective Sergeant Damon Wells said yesterday. The move comes a week after Shaw contacted the news media saying police had the wrong suspect for the $200,000 jewellery burglary at La Bu, The Tannery, in Woolston in November. The burglar cut a hole in the roof, climbed down into the mall, broke into the jewellery store and then left through the roof. Shaw told Stuff last week he had severe asthma and was too sick to have committed the break-in. Detective Sergeant Wells said search warrants on family, friends and acquaintances will continue as they look to find Shaw, which could mean charges if they can prove someone is hiding him. “They need to consider their options if they are hiding him. They could face charges if we can prove it,” he said. And, in a surprise move on Tuesday, police recovered $110,000 of the jewellery haul from Memorial Park Cemetery in Bromley. There were about 1500 rings inside a bag. They were directed there by an anonymous tip-off from an untraceable number – believed to have been made by Shaw himself, said Detective Sergeant Wells. “I would suggest it is probably a result of some pressure applied from associates who are sick of police coming knocking on doors trying to find the person we are after,’’ he said. Police have executed a number of search warrants trying to find him and they would continue, he said. He said Shaw himself was responsible for the search warrants police were carrying out. •Turn to page 4 WANTED: Craig Murray Shaw in early 2017 (right) and in a photo supplied to media last week (left, date unknown). Below: La Bu owner Mehmet Bayram (left) and Detective Sergeant Damon Wells yesterday, with jewellery that has been recovered from the $200,000 burglary. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER