Teenager arrested in relation to number of incidents including aggravated robbery across east Auckland

  • 11/01/2023
Police have arrested a teenage boy.
Police have arrested a teenage boy. Photo credit: Getty Images

Police have arrested a teenage boy in relation to a series of incidents in east Auckland.

On Saturday, four people unsuccessfully attempted to ram-raid a shop on Mayfair Place, Glen Innes.

A police spokesperson said the group then moved on to a convenience store on Maskell Street where they threatened the store owner with weapons, before leaving with a number of items including tobacco and cigarettes. They were no reported injuries.

On Wednesday, police executed a series of search warrants in relation to the incidents at addresses in east Auckland. As a result, a 16-year-old male involved in the offending was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, attempted burglary and more.

He will be appearing in the Auckland City District Court on Wednesday.

Police said they are continuing to follow strong lines of enquiry to identify the other offenders and have not ruled out further charges as the investigation continues.

Anyone who is a witness to a crime or suspicious behaviour is urged to contact the police on 111 or 105.