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Arrests in Queen St burglary and Chartwell ram raid investigations

Burglary arrests

Police make arrests in relation to separate investigations into the burglary of a Queen Street jeweller, and the ram raid of Hamilton’s Chartwell shopping centre.

Chartwell Ram Raid

Police have arrested and charged a youth following the ram raid burglary of Chartwell Shopping Centre yesterday.

The youth will appear in Hamilton Youth Court today charged with burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle, along with other charges relating to three smash and grab burglaries that occurred in Hamilton on 11 August 2022.

A second youth was arrested but released without charge at this time, pending further enquiries.

A search warrant was executed in relation to the burglary, and a number of stolen items were recovered.

Police are following lines of enquiry and have not ruled-out further arrests and charges.

Queen Street Burglary

A second man has been charged in connection with a burglary at a central Auckland jewellery store on Tuesday morning.

This arrest follows an earlier apprehension by Operation Rhino staff of another man over the incident at the Queen Street store.

The 29-year-old man is also facing a burglary charge in the Auckland District Court.

While property from the store has been recovered, Police continue to encourage the public to be vigilant for new jewellery items being listed for sale on social media.

If they do come across items of interest, they are asked to contact Police via our 105 phone service or online.

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