Operation Metals – Murder charges laid

As stated by Detective Inspector Kevin McNaughton, Waitematā CIB:

Three arrests have been made as part of the investigation into the murder of Robert Hart in New Lynn last week.

Today, the Operation Metals investigation team executed a search warrant at a West Auckland address with the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad.

Police have been working around the clock to investigate the 40-year-old man’s murder since last week.

As a result of today’s warrant Police have arrested three people.

Two men, aged 31 and 37, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested and charged with murder. All three are due to appear in the Waitākere District Court on Thursday.

The investigation team’s enquiry work remains ongoing and Police cannot rule out the possibility of further charges.

Police would like to thank the community for their assistance thus far with the investigation.

Police continue to ask anyone with information to contact the enquiry team direct on (09) 839 0602 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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