A Gisborne TV thief was caught in strange circumstances this week after jumping into a river.
A 32-year-old woman was apprehended after she plunged into the Turanganui River in Gisborne with a 22-inch TV she has recently lifted from The Warehouse.
Pursued by store security staff, the woman jumped into the river and emerged on the other side minus the TV. She was caught outside a Mobil station a short while later.
There is no news on the fate of the TV.