The brief details: a stolen white car (in the picture) rammed into the shopfront of the WineCraft store in the early morning of 22 September, but reinforcing steel prevented the youths from getting access. A second car picked the two offenders up and sped off. CCTV caught the action.

Although no wine was stolen, it caused a lot of damage including to the stolen car. Are these youths so addle-brained that they can’t work out the futility of their crimes to start with? What will happen to them if the police decide to catch and prosecute them? Probably nothing, particularly if the Jacinda government’s new “cultural background considerations” are to their advantage, — all readers know what that means, and offenders probably do too.