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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry:

Police are seeking witnesses to a fleeing driver incident following a burglary in Wellington this afternoon.

At around 3pm, Police responded to an aggravated burglary involving a firearm at an address in the Brooklyn area.

No one was injured during this incident and the offenders fled from the scene in a vehicle. Police signalled for the vehicle to stop but when it failed to do so a pursuit was initiated.

Police abandoned the pursuit when the vehicle was seen driving in the wrong direction up the State Highway One Johnsonville off ramp.

The vehicle was abandoned on the off ramp and the offenders fled on foot.

Officers found two of the offenders nearby. The third offender was tracked by a Police dog unit and was found in a property shortly after.

A firearm was also recovered by Police.

The offenders, two men aged 29 and 34 and a 29-year-old woman have been charged with a number of charges between them including aggravated burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and failing to stop.

They are all due to appear in the Wellington District Court tomorrow.

We want to reassure the public there are no concerns for anyone’s safety.

We also would like to hear from any members of the public who witnessed the incident, particularly anyone who saw the vehicle being abandoned on the Johnsonville off ramp.

Anyone with information that can assist Police with the ongoing investigation is asked to contact us on 105.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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