A well-equipped burglar who targeted several homes was caught with the help of a police dog after fleeing across a park.
Cameron Hart, 30, had left his home with a backpack, several small torches and a head-torch, balaclava, gloves and a change of clothes on the evening of July 28.
He climbed over a front fence of a property on Murphys Rd in Blenheim, going through a gate into the backyard, and into an unlocked garage, a police summary of facts said.
He left with two bikes, a chainsaw, a skillsaw, a power drill, batteries, a charger and a jigsaw, worth $4100 in total.
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Hart took the items to an unknown location, but kept one of the stolen bikes to use as transport, the summary said.
Hours later he went to a McLauchlan St property, where he was captured on CCTV