Three arrested, guns seized after Auckland Police respond to aggravated Remuera burglary

Police dispatched the Eagle helicopter.
Police dispatched the Eagle helicopter. Photo credit: Getty Images

Three men will face court on aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery charges after allegedly attempting to burgle a Remuera home on Friday morning.   

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City CIB, said police responded to reports of the burglary around 8:30am on Abbotts Way.   

"Three people were disturbed allegedly breaking into the address and have subsequently threatened the witness," Det Snr Sgt Armstrong said.   

"They fled the area in a vehicle and the witness quickly alerted police to what had occurred."  

Police dispatched the Eagle helicopter which monitored the vehicle as it headed south.   

The vehicle failed to stop for police when signalled to do so and was eventually abandoned in Ōtara on Hannah Road.   

"Three people were located a short time later and taken into custody without further incident," Det Snr Sgt Armstrong said.   

Two firearms were located and seized. 

The three men will appear in the Auckland District Court on Saturday.   

"Thankfully, no injuries were reported in regards to this incident, however, we acknowledge the concern the community will be feeling in regards to this," Det Snr Sgt Armstrong said.  

"We want to reassure our locals that this type of offending will not be tolerated."  

He added that police are supporting the witness who was threatened.   

Police continue to urge those who witness crime or see something suspicious happening to contact Police immediately on 111.   

"This quick reporting is vital for Police to hold those who choose to engage in this sort of behaviour to account," Det Snr Sgt Armstrong said.