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Arrests made in Queen St, Mosgiel and Invercargill burglaries

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Police have made a number of arrests today following investigations into three separate burglary and robbery incidents.

Arrest made following Mosgiel aggravated robbery

Police have made an arrest in relation to an aggravated robbery at Crofter’s Pub in Mosgiel on Friday 26 August.

A 29-year-old man will appear at the Dunedin District Court today charged with aggravated robbery.

Police are continuing with enquiries to identify the other offenders involved.

The man is jointly charged with a 35-year-old-man in relation to an earlier aggravated robbery that occurred in Peter Street, Caversham on 13 August 2022.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to get in touch via 105 and quote file number 220827/7238.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-nz.org.

Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in these enquiries and want to reassure people that those committing such crimes will be held to account.

Invercargill Police make arrests following ‘ram raid’ burglaries

Police have arrested a further two men, aged 18 and 23, in relation to two ram raids on Monday 15 August, one on Dee Street and the other on Windsor Street.

These arrests are in addition to an 18-year-old taken into custody last week.

Both men are due to appear in the Invercargill District Court today on charges of theft of a motor vehicle and burglary.

The 18-year-old also faces additional charges in relation to an aggravated robbery on Centre Street on 17 August, a ram raid on Bill Richardson Drive and a number of charges in relation to the theft of motor vehicles used in this spate of offending.

Through enquiries made into these incidents, a 19-year-old man was also arrested and charged with a number of offences relating to motor vehicles and theft in Christchurch and Invercargill. A Subaru Impreza stolen earlier in the day was also recovered from his address.

He is due to appear in the Invercargill District Court today.

Police would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in these enquiries and want to reassure the public that those committing such crimes will be held to account.

No one else is being sought in relation to the incidents on Dee Street and Windsor Street.

Police make arrest following Queen St burglary

Police have made a quick apprehension following a burglary at a central Auckland jewellery store on Tuesday morning.

The burglary occurred before 3am at the Queen Street store.

Detectives working on Operation Rhino located a 19-year-old man late yesterday in the wider central Auckland area as part of our enquiries.

He has since been charged with burglary and is due to appear in the Auckland District Court today.

Police have also recovered items of interest to our enquiry including jewellery taken from the store.

Operation Rhino, operating within Auckland City District, continues to focus investigative efforts on offending including ram-raids, night-time burglaries and jewellery store robberies.

Police are continuing to investigate the burglary and we cannot rule out further arrests being made as part of their enquiries.

 

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