Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Arrests after East Tamaki incident

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One of three people was injured during an alleged break-in at a business in East Tamaki. File photo supplied

Three people have been arrested following an incident in East Tamaki overnight Friday.

Police were notified of a break-in at a vehicle dealership on Stonedon Drive at about midnight.

A white ute was stolen from the dealership and driven to Maurice Paykel Place where it crashed into commercial premises.

Police said the occupants of the vehicle entered the building on foot.

Police arrested one person while two others climbed into the ceiling.

One of the two then fell to the ground.

Police provided first aid at the scene and the alleged offender was taken to Middlemore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A third person was taken into custody without incident.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with burglary and a 29-year-old man has been charged with burglary and wilful damage.

Both were to appear in Manukau District Court. The man in hospital has not yet been charged.

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