Teens arrested in relation to Papatoetoe aggravated robbery

  • Auckland

Two teenagers have been arrested after an alleged aggravated robbery at Hari Superette, Papatoetoe earlier this month. 

Two females, aged 14 and 16 have been charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in the Youth Court.

The arrests came after a number of search warrants were carried out in Counties Manukau.

Police are continuing to identify the other offenders involved in this alleged incident, however one of those already arrested was, primarily responsible for the violent assault on the shop attendant.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin McNaughton is thanking members of the public for their assistance in identifying those allegedly involved.

He says, "I hope that these arrests will be of some comfort to the victims and the Papatoetoe community.

I am confident more arrests will be made and Police welcome any further information which may help identify those still outstanding.”