A 44-year-old man and 26-year-old woman have been jailed following a break-in in Nelson.
They were caught red-handed this month stealing tools and copper cable from a storage faciilty.
He’s been sentenced to seven months in jail and she’s also in custody.
Police credit a security guard for preventing them from taking off with the haul.
The pair, who are well known to police, also damaged some equipment at the scene.