Three teens are facing court for allegedly ram-raiding a Raglan BP station and stealing $42,000 worth of tobacco and other groceries.
Four offenders in three stolen cars used one of the vehicles to ram through the glass door of the petrol station in the Waikato town at about 4am on November 20, police say.
They took off in the other two cars with $42,000 worth of goods. While four offenders were involved, three teens were charged after they were caught trying to sell the tobacco online, police say.
Two other males, also allegedly selling some of the stolen tobacco on social media, have been arrested for receiving stolen property.
The three teens were arrested after police searched properties in Hamilton and Huntly. They will appear in the Hamilton Youth Court on Thursday.
Police say anyone involved with the illegal selling or buying of tobacco or other products could be investigated and face prosecution.