Car stolen from Tongan bank roadside found stripped for parts

A car which had been stolen from an ANZ bank roadside in Nuku’alofa had been found stripped for parts in Tongatapu.

A suspect has been arrested in relation to the incident.

Tonga Police photo

The news came after Police said they were investigating after a car was allegedly stolen at  an ANZ Bank ATM machine on December 26.

The white Toyota Wish car was stolen in Nuku’alofa after the owner left the keys in the ignition before they popped into the ATM machine to grab some cash.

Magistrate Salesi Mafi granted police custody of the accused until Monday, 20 February 2023.

Police seized various parts of the car with registration plate number C37740 on Monday, February 13.

Police confiscated the parts from two different houses at Vainī and Holonga. 

“An official from the Ministry of Infrastructure has confirmed the engine number to be that of the stolen car”, a Police statement said.

Police investigations into this matter continue.

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