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Man Arrested & Charged In Relation To Aggravated Robbery In Kawerau

Police arrested a 45-year old man over the weekend following the aggravated robbery of an ATM in Kawerau last week.

The man was charged with aggravated robbery and is scheduled to appear in the Whakatāne District Court today.

Police executed a search warrant at a residential address in Kawerau on Saturday morning, which included a number of Police staff including the Armed Offenders Squad.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and Police have not ruled-out further arrests and charges.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Wilson says, "he hopes Saturday’s result provides assurance to the community that we are working hard to hold those who participate in unlawful behaviour to account."

Police encourage anyone who has information regarding the incident to contact 105.


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