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Police updates – Sefton and Wellington serious crashes, robberies Auckland CBD and Palmerston North

Police updates on crimes and investigations for 19 June 2023.

Information sought following serious assault, Whanganui

Whanganui Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted on the corner of St Hill Street and Ridgeway Street, Whanganui yesterday morning.

At around 2.15am, Police located the injured man. He was transported to hospital in a critical condition.

Police are working to determine the circumstances of the incident.

As part of the investigation, police are asking for information from the public.

If you have any information that can assist Police with enquiries, please contact them on 105 or online at ‘Update Report’, referencing file number 230618/3302.

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

Three vehicles located following Palmerston North burglary

Palmerston North Police have located the three vehicles which were stolen from Walding Street on Friday 16 June.

Between 1am and 6am yesterday, the three vehicles were stolen from Manawatū Toyota.

Following the burglary, a 40-year-old man was arrested and charged in relation to the matter.

Police investigating the incident located the vehicles today at a rural property in Palmerston North.

However, Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public as they continue our enquiries.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious.’

Anyone with information that could assist enquiries, is asked to please call Police on 105 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting Police file number 230616/6563.

Arrests made following robbery, Auckland CBD

Three men have been arrested after a robbery in Auckland CBD early yesterday morning.

Police were called about 4.20am to Hobson Street, where a group of five people had been approached by three others.

They were then threatened with what were described as pistols, and had personal items taken from them.

The victims were unharmed, but understandably shaken by the incident.

The alleged offenders left in a vehicle, which was stopped by Police a short time later and two men were arrested.

The third offender carried on and then abandoned the vehicle not far from the scene, and was located by Police soon after.

All of the victims’ property has been recovered and they are being provided with ongoing support.

Two airsoft air pistols were also located.

Three men, two aged 19 and one aged 22, will appear in Auckland District Court today on a number of charges including aggravated robbery, dangerous driving, failing to stop, and firearms-related offences.

Police are pleased to have been able to make quick arrests in this matter, and hope they bring about reassurance to the victims and the wider community.

As the matter is now before the courts, Police cannot comment further.

UPDATE – Fatal crash – Main Road, Sefton

Police can confirm two people have died in a crash on Main North Road, Sefton last night.

The Serious Crash Unit was notified of the two-vehicle crash, which occured around 6:50pm.

The road is now open.

Update – serious crash, Cable Street

A man has now been charged following the serious crash on Cable Street early yesterday morning which left two people seriously injured.

The 23-year-old man faces a number of charges including excess breath alcohol causing injury, failing to stop to ascertain injury following a crash, failing to stop for Police, and driving while suspended.

He is due to appear in Wellington District Court today.

Police cannot rule out further charges in relation to the incident.

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