We need to seriously sort out the conditions with which bail if given. Already this year we have had two murders, allegedly by people on bail and today Stuff has the details of a criminal who was on bail for 8 aggravated robbery offences absconding:
A gang member accused of eight aggravated robberies is on the run after cutting off his electronic bracelet.
Teariki Marsters was arrested in October over a string of robberies involving a gun and was bailed on December 12 to a Tuakau address under a 24-hour curfew.
Police said the 24-year-old UMF gang member and Killer Beez associate, cut off his electronic bracelet nine days later and hasn’t been seen since.
Detective Sergeant Brett Shields said police believe Marsters had since been involved in another “serious violence incident” involving a gun in Otara.
He said that incident was not the shooting of a 23-year-old man in the stomach in Flat Bush on January 2, for which police have already charged two people.
Shields said Marsters was considered “armed and dangerous” and shouldn’t be approached.
Marsters is known to frequent Otara and police said he may be travelling between Otara and the North Shore “actively avoiding police”.
Anyone with information about Marsters can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Quite how this gang member and a thug with a long record of violence can obtain bail is beyond me.
Judges need to start being held accountable for the actions of criminals they let out on bail.
It is high time that the law surrounding bail be reviewed.