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Police investigate series of ram raids in Napier

"Police investigate series of ram raids in Napier"

Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Neale Saunders:

Police are investigating a series of ram-raid style burglaries at commercial premises across the Napier CBD recently.

Shortly after 1am this morning, Sunday 12 May, two businesses in Napier CBD were burgled.

This follows three similar incidents that occurred last week where a vehicle was used to gain entry into three commercial premises in Napier.

Police believe these incidents are all linked.

Early this morning the offender has reversed his white Toyota sedan into the doors of a store on the corner of Dickens and Hastings Streets.

He has done the same thing at another store on Dickens Street.

Police were quickly on scene and attempted to stop the Toyota.

The driver failed to stop, hitting one of the Police cars – almost identical circumstances to the incidents the week before.

A short pursuit was called off quickly due the offender’s manner of driving.

A review of the CCTV footage has identified the vehicle as a Toyota Carina, registration ALZ163, which was stolen earlier.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate the offender and we ask that anyone with information get in contact with Police.

This offender needs to be apprehended before his reckless behaviour hurts an innocent member of the public, and we urge anyone with information to contact Police on (06) 831 0700.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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