Waikato Police catch robbers of Tauriko service station
Waikato Police catch robbers of Tauriko service station this morning
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Tauriko service station, Tauranga this morning.
Police were called at approximately 6:45am, Thursday 29 June, 2017, to the State Highway 29 Caltex.
The offenders drove a stolen vehicle into the forecourt of the Caltex and have entered and demanded cash and cigarettes.
One of the offenders has then assaulted the attendant who has suffered moderate injuries. The attendant received medical attention at Tauranga Hospital A & E and has since been discharged but has been offered ongoing support.
The offenders left the store with cigarettes and then all three offenders fled the scene in the stolen vehicle. Waikato Police including a dog unit located the offending vehicle and apprehended three people shortly after.
Police are currently speaking to the offenders, one female and two males, and it’s anticipated that charges will be laid later today.
The service station has now re-opened.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of this morning or who has any information which may help our investigation is asked to contact Tauranga Police on 07 5774300
Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.