Run for cover

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20th February, 2010
Great narratives of the year so far must include the North Island prisoner who eluded capture for some time in spite of having dreadlocks, hands cuffed behind his back, and being naked except for a weed mat. Okay, opinions remain divided on whether handcuffs and a weed mat constitute a disguise. In certain Karangahape Rd premises, they apparently constitute a uniform. The history of criminal disguise is flecked with such ingenuity. There's the Frenchman who tried to steal a suit of armour by wearing it out to his get­away vehicle. (The clanking woke several neighbours.) The Yorkshire ...

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