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Van theft couple can't have civil union in prison

Sun 13 Dec 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

The Corrections Department has blocked two van thieves from holding their civil union in prison, reports the New Zealand Herald. 40-year-old unemployed mechanic Brendan Matthew Cooper and his de facto partner Mohammed Salim Sahib, 30, were convicted of stealing vehicles worth more than $200,000 over a two-year period, and are due to be sentenced in the Auckland District Court this week. Police say Sahib is staying in New Zealand illegally, so Corrections took action to stop the couple's union. The pair was arrested in June, with Cooper admitting he'd lost count of the number of vans he'd stolen.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Sunday, 13th December 2009 - 1:05pm

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