It's believed one of the accused is the man behind the Daktory chain of cannabis stores.
Police warn residents not to open their doors to strangers.
"Mistakes happen... We don't want that to happen."
His trial began at the High Court in Auckland on Monday.
They left in a stolen vehicle with cash and cigarettes.
Two injured people found on different streets are believed to have been in the same brawl.
Police are investigating the death of a woman following an alleged assault.
Raglan Ward Councillor Lisa Thomson says stunned locals want to help the victim's family.
"This isn't a place where people should be learning on the job."
One allegedly rammed a police car and stole their guns, the other accused of a fatal hit-and-run.
The 21-year-old had been on the run since last Wednesday.
The passenger who "looked like" the suspect stirred police panic.