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Source: New Zealand Police (National News)

Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant James Keene

Police have arrested a 14-year-old identified in being involved in four recent ram raids, and numerous unlawful takings of vehicles throughout Hawkes Bay.

He is due to appear in Hastings District Court.

Police also apprehended a stolen vehicle involved in the ram raid of Big Barrell, Carlyle St, Napier with three people inside.

A 13-year-old occupant of the car had a gash on his ankle that required immediate medical attention. 

He identified himself as the offender that kicked the glass door of the most recent Ram Raid at the Big Barrell store. 

Also admitting to the arresting officers his involvement in both of the ram raids at Big Barrell Liquor store.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the other parties involved, if you have any information please contact the Police via 105 and quote file number 231020/3632


Issued by the Police Media Centre