Arrests made following recent violent incidents in Hawke’s Bay

As stated by Detective Senior Sergeant James Keene:

Hawke’s Bay Police have made two arrests following an aggravated robbery at Te Mata Peak and a ram raid at a premises in Clive last week.

Police were notified of the aggravated robbery on 2 February after an unknown male approached the occupant of a vehicle, threatening him with a tyre iron before taking his cell phone and car keys.

The offender allegedly then pulled the occupant out of the vehicle before driving off.

Fortunately the occupant wasn’t injured during the incident.

A short time later a vehicle reversed into the front of a commercial premises in Clive, causing significant building damage.

Two offenders attempted to gain access to cigarette cabinets but were unsuccessful and left the store.

The stolen vehicle used in both the ram raid and aggravated robbery was located the next day and it’s whereabouts reported to Police.

Two people were later arrested, both are due to appear on 9 February charged with Aggravated Robbery, Burglary and Intentional Damage.

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

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.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.