Three teenagers arrested for allegedly robbing dairy in Hamilton, stealing vehicle

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Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly robbing a dairy in Hamilton.

On Tuesday February 7  at around 7:30am, a dairy on Maeroa Street in Hamilton was targeted.

"A staff member was assaulted and the offenders stole cigarettes and a till with cash inside," Hamilton Area Commander Inspector Andrea McBeth told Newshub in a statement.

Inspt McBeth said the offenders left the store in a stolen vehicle and drove away.

"Shortly after, the offenders abandoned the vehicle on a Hamilton street and stole another vehicle and drove north towards Auckland."

Inspt McBeth said while they were driving through Papakura, they sideswiped another vehicle travelling on Great South Road, causing minor damage to the other driver's vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle luckily wasn't hurt.

"The stolen vehicle was eventually brought to a stop using road spikes and the help of Police Air Support Unit (Eagle Helicopter), Police patrol staff on the ground, and members of the wider community."

Inspt McBeth said three people were arrested and cigarettes and cash were found in the stolen vehicle.

"The victim at the dairy received minor injuries and was checked at the scene by ambulance and referred to Victim Support."

A 16,14 and 13-year-old from Auckland have all been charged with robbery, two of them have been charged with using a stolen vehicle.

The three appeared before the Manukau District Court on February 7.