Greymouth Police have identified suspects in relation to a ram raid that took place on Tainui Street early Friday morning.
A stolen car was used to gain entry to a service station on Tainui Street at around 12.40am yesterday (7 October).
A group of offenders attempted to steal cigarettes and a till but were unsuccessful, and they left the service station with a small amount of cash and some food items.
Significant damage was caused to the service station and the stolen car used in the burglary.
The stolen car was found abandoned in another part of Greymouth yesterday morning.
Enquiries are currently being undertaken to locate the suspects identified.
Police would like to extend our sincere thanks to members of the Greymouth community who have assisted us in identifying these individuals.
‘We know incidents like this are extremely concerning for our community, particularly business owners,’ said police in a statement.
‘Officers have been conducting reassurance patrols in the town today, visiting local businesses.
‘Although we have identified suspects in this case, we still want to hear from anyone who has relevant information and has not yet spoken to us.
If you can help, please contact Greymouth Police via our 105 phone service or online, using Update My Report. Please reference file number 221007/9464.