Teens among four people arrested following aggravated robberies in Waikato

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Four people, including three teenagers, have been arrested for aggravated robberies in Waikato.

On Sunday evening, police said a search warrant has been carried out in Rukuhia with help from the Armed Offenders Squad.

A 13-year-old, two 17-year-olds, and a 29-year-old were arrested as a result.

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Neilson said the group's offending had spanned several months.

"Offending such as aggravated robberies has a real impact on victims, their families, and the community.

"A considerable number of resources have been involved in the operation, and today's outcome is a good result."

The 29-year-old would appear in Hamilton District Court on Monday facing charges of theft, unlawfully using a motor vehicle, and driving while disqualified.

The youths would appear in the Hamilton Youth Court on Monday, facing several charges including aggravated robbery.