Police have moved in on a man allegedly behind at least 32 burglaries at staged homes across Tāmaki Makaurau.
This morning, the Auckland City East Tactical Crime Unit observed a vehicle with a trailer attached containing a large amount of furniture travelling through Glen Innes towards Kohimarama.
Enquiries determined the vehicle was linked to a person Police were seeking in connection with at least 16 burglaries in the Auckland City District.
The Police team stopped the vehicle on St Heliers Bay Road, but before they could speak to the driver, he fled from the area.
A pursuit was not initiated, however Eagle has provided observations of the vehicle and trailer’s movements. On multiple occasions the vehicle has been observed driving in a dangerous manner during morning peak hour traffic.
Spikes were successfully deployed, which slowed the vehicle as it travelled through Sylvia Park and eventually came to a stop on Camp Road, Ōtāhuhu.
One 31-year-old male was subsequently arrested and will appear in the Auckland District Court today on multiple charges, including burglary.
A second person, a 28-year-old female passenger, was also taken into custody. She is facing charges in the Auckland District Court on matters unrelated to the burglaries.
‘This was a fantastic effort from Police, who continue to work hard to ensure we keep our communities safe and we remain focussed on actively target those involved in criminal activity,’ said Detective Senior Sergeant Kathy Bostock, Auckland City CIB.
‘As the matter is now before the Court, Police are unable to make further comment.’