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Ocean Alley rocker Lachlan Galbraith points apology after caught shoplifting in New Zealand

A rocker from the Australian band Ocean Alley has publicly apologised after he was caught shoplifting from a retailer in New Zealand.

Lachlan Galbraith has issued an apology on social media days after he was captured stealing in CCTV footage launched by the Searching and Fishing retailer in Queenstown.

In a screengrab from the footage, the vocalist and keyboard participant was snapped placing one thing in his bag whereas searching the shop, who later known as the musician out on Instagram whereas referencing the band’s hit track Confidence.

“Good to see the fellas on the town for his or her efficiency at [the Rhythm and Alps music festival] tonight,” the shop wrote in its publish, referring to the band’s gig in Queenstown.

“Sadly, it seems like there was just a bit an excessive amount of ‘Confidence’ in-store as we speak.”

The shop mentioned the rocker stole a Yeti drink bottle lid that retails for $17.95 and requested him to return it of their social media publish.

“We realise hydration is essential, so no worries, however please be happy to return the Yeti Chug cap again earlier than you allow city tomorrow,” the shop continued on social media.

“All the most effective for 2024 and the tour forward.”

Galbraith swiftly apologised in a video message additionally shared on Instagram, wherein he known as his actions “silly”.

“Yesterday in an act of full foolishness, I stole a drink bottle lid from Queenstown Searching & Fishing,” he started within the video. “It’s a second I’m not happy with and one which I’ve deep remorse and regret for. I’ve apologised on to the staff on the retailer and we’ve rectified the scenario.”

“I’m sorry for disappointing our followers, the shop and naturally the band. My actions don’t replicate on how we stock ourselves as a band.

“It’s a second I’m not happy with in any respect and one which I’ve deep remorse and regret for,” the musician mentioned.

“I’ve reached out to the staff (retailer) straight, and we’ve rectified the scenario.

“I’m so sorry for disappointing all of our followers, the staff on the retailer and naturally the band.”

The shop has since deleted the footage and thanked Galbraith for his public apology.

“We’re by no means providing particular therapy primarily based on who the individual is,” they wrote partly. “They’ve apologised, owned up and made the suitable reparations. We in flip deleted the publish as we’d anybody who made the suitable effort to rectify the scenario.

“The embarrassment and aftermath of this explicit occasion ought to be punishment sufficient.”

Ocean Alley was fashioned within the Northern Seashores of NSW in 2011 consisting of Baden Donegal, Angus Goodwin, Nic Blom and Mitch Galbraith, Lachlan’s brother.

The band will play at two extra festivals in New Zealand this week – Shake and Bake on January 3 and Seashore Break on January 5.

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