Australian students accused of Queenstown shoplifting


POLICE say they’ve identified another group of Australian students allegedly shoplifting in Queenstown.

The foursome was fingered after officers posted a clip from a sweet shop’s CCTV camera on the force’s Facebook page.

“These four offenders have been identified as students of an Adelaide college,” an update post from this afternoon (Tuesday) reads.

“We’re waiting to hear back from the principal about what action the school will take.”

Australian teen Rueben William Wikitera, 18, paid more than $2000 in fines and court costs after admitting a four-day shoplifting spree in the resort last August.

Police had found an “Aladdin’s Cave” of stolen property in the teenager’s hotel bedroom.

And in 2010, 16 pupils from a Melbourne single-sex Catholic school were reprimanded after roaming the CBD stealing from stores.