Thieves steal a 'number of items' in smash-and-grab at Ōtara, Auckland shop

Police have launched an investigation after an early-morning aggravated robbery by a group of thieves in south Auckland.   

A police spokesperson said officers were called at around 3:40am on Thursday morning after a group of up to five people smashed their way into a commercial premises on East Tamaki Road in Ōtara.   

The spokesperson confirmed a "number of items were taken" before the alleged thieves fled in a silver Nissan Primera and a silver Toyota Raum.  

"Fortunately, no one was injured."  

Police urge anyone with information about the aggravated robbery to come forward and speak to them.  

"Anyone with information that may assist is asked to contact Police via our 105 phone service, quoting file number 240111/7927. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111."