Suspected quake looters identified on Facebook

Last updated 10:18 24/07/2013

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Suspected looters in post-quake Wellington may have been identified thanks to social media.

Mojo coffee's Willis St store was robbed of $1300 following Sunday's 6.5 quake.

Four young thieves were captured on camera stealing from a cash float and safe at the premises early on Monday morning.

Mojo operations manager Te Kawa Robb said people had recognised the thieves and approached him after footage was posted on Facebook.

He was to give the police the names this morning.

It was still unclear how the thieves got into the building on the ground level foyer of the State Insurance Building - formerly the BNZ Centre - but that should be able to be clarified by the building's manager.

If it was shown to be forced entry the theft would be classified as looting rather than an opportunistic theft, he said.

Police, Mojo security and the building managers are investigating.

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- The Dominion Post

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