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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber, Auckland City West Investigations Manager:

Police have executed further search warrants as part of an investigation into a shooting in Sandringham earlier this month, dubbed Operation Grizzly.

Four search warrants were executed today, with a man being charged in connection to the incident on Sandringham Road Extension on 11 March.

The 20-year-old man will be charged in relation to inciting the action, which lead to the shooting.

Police have also charged this man in relation to another incident, which involved a firearm, at a Mt Roskill address on Farrelly Avenue on 20 December 2021.

Charges include aggravated burglary with a firearm and being party to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm with a firearm.

A second person, aged 20, has also been arrested in relation to two bail breaches.

Today’s action comes after Police located and seized a restricted firearm, and the arrested one person yesterday, as part of Operation Grizzly.

Police enquiries into both incidents remain ongoing and we cannot rule out further arrests being made in this matter. Police will provide further updates once these are available.

Anyone who may have information that could help Police is asked to contact us.

You can do this by calling 105, quoting file number 220312/6041, or Operation Grizzly.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Anna Thompson/NZ Police