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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth:

A man was due in court today in relation to an aggravated burglary in Carterton last week (June 13).

Hutt Valley Detectives and the Armed Offenders Squad executed a warrant in Wainuiomata yesterday evening after information that the man was in the area.

After a short negotiation, the man surrendered to Police without incident and was taken into custody. A firearm was located at the address and seized.

The 26-year-old man appearing in Hutt Valley District Court today is charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a shotgun.

This is an excellent result, and testament to the commitment of Wairarapa Police, and wider Wellington District staff who effected the arrest, in holding offenders to account.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre

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