Cost-of-living stress fuels crime wave in Australia and New Zealand

A man strolls out of a New Zealand supermarket carrying bags stuffed with nine stolen legs of lamb. Another pushes out a shopping cart stacked with 1,500 New Zealand dollars ($896) of pilfered corned beef and mayonnaise. Yet another smashes a security guard in the face with a bottle of milk before making off with a basket of goods.

SOURCE: Latest articles – The Japan Times

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