Mo­bil out­let, dairy robbed

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO -

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.

Bur­glar­ies con­tinue

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.’’

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