A gang member who was on the run after cutting off his electronic bracelet has been found hiding under a bed in South Auckland.
Teariki Marsters appeared in the Manukau District Court today charged with stealing a Mercedes-Benz while armed with a shotgun and breaching bail. He was remanded in custody.
Marsters, 24, was last week the subject of a police manhunt after cutting off his electronic bracelet nine days after being bailed to a Tuakau address.
Police claim Marsters stole the Mercedes while on the run.
A police spokeswoman said after identifying a stolen car at a Bairds Rd house in Otara yesterday, police searched a nearby address where they found Marsters ‘‘hiding under a bed’’.
Another man at the address admitted stealing the vehicle and was due to appear in the Manukau District Court charged with unlawful taking.
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