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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Thanks to some excellent work by Hastings and Napier Police, two teens were found with a stolen Mazda Demio on Sunday on Coventry Avenue, Napier.

Inside the car was vape equipment which had come from the burglary of shop in Napier earlier that morning.

A 17-year-old youth from Napier was arrested and remanded into the custody of Oranga Tamarikipending a youth court appearance.  A 13-year-old youth was returned home for Police youth services follow-up action.

They are facing a range of charges including burglary and unlawful taking of motor vehicles.

Another 17-year-old youth is still outstanding and Police are actively looking for them.

“This was great work from our staff to get these burglaries solved and the alleged offenders brought to justice,” Inspector Marty James Area Manager Prevention Hawkes Bay says.

“It’s a win for us and for the community to be able to apprehend these people and put a stop to this offending, especially when nobody is supposed to be out and about in level four.”

“Today’s arrest demonstrates Police’s commitment to holding those responsible for property crime to account, but we continue to ask for the public’s help.

“Please be vigilant with the security of your home, business and vehicles, and if you see anything suspicious, contact 111 immediately.”

Police advise commercial premises to install CCTV cameras and bollards in front of main entrances, if possible.


Issued by police Media Centre