A man was arrested in Victory in the early hours of Saturday morning, after a member of the public alerted police to a burglary at Randall's Cafe & Bar.
At 2am on Saturday, a member of the public saw a young man smashing through the door of the Victory Square establishment, Sergeant Shane Miles said.
That person alerted police who located an 18-year-old man nearby, with help from a police dog.
The man was charged with burglary and was due to appear before the Nelson District Court on Saturday, Mr Miles said. He was held in custody overnight.
Mr Miles said property taken during the burglary had been recovered.
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