Mobil outlet, dairy robbed
It was a ‘‘chaotic’’ weekend for Tokoroa senior sergeant Graeme Hill and the Tokoroa Police.
Mobil Aotea was held up about 6pm on Friday as well as Kelso St Dairy the following day.
‘‘ Both places had a male enter the premises demanding money,’’ Hill said.
While a man left the scene of the Mobil with a ‘‘sum’’ of money the owner of the dairy was able to restrain one man until police arrived.
A 37-year old man is being assessed in the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre.
While Hill said investigations are ongoing, he indicated the man may have been involved in both cases.
Police have asked any witnesses for information.
Another spate of burglaries has been reported to police and arrests have been made relating to those.
‘‘We’ve managed to make arrests on a little under half of those.’’
A 19-year-old and 21-year old male will appear in the Tokoroa District Court and have made bail outside of Tokoroa.
The pair face charges of theft of petrol, theft of vehicles and burglary.
Hill said those arrested had ‘‘recently’’ moved to town from Hamilton and Auckland. *** Tokoroa Police have their eye on a suspicious group of youths who operate down Dalmeny St and Cramond St.
‘‘We have it on good authority that these boys are selling [stolen goods] to people... anybody receiving these items will be prosecuted.
‘‘We haven’t really taken the finger off the pulse of these burglaries.’’
Meanwhile in Putaruru the St Paul’s Church was burgled last week. Senior sergeant Jason Shailer said food and small appliances were taken. ‘‘ This is a disgusting act against people that, if asked, would help out those in need.
‘‘Information can be given by ringing the Putaruru police 07 883 8199 or crimestoppers 0800 555 111.’’