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Burglary suspects caught thanks to call from eyewitness

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Two suspects have been arrested and a search for a third is under way following yet another burglary in east Auckland.

Counties Manukau East Police area prevention manager, Inspector Rakana Cook, says a group of offenders entered a superette in Bucklands Beach just after 3pm on Monday, March 11.

“Three offenders have entered the store and one of them has jumped over the counter, stolen a cashbox and fled on foot.

“Thankfully no one was injured during the incident and while no threats were made to the worker inside, the incident has left them understandably shaken.”

Cook says a member of the public observed the movements of the alleged offenders and police were able to track them to a nearby address where a search was conducted.

“Our officers took two males into custody without further incident and we were able to recover the cashbox from the address as well.

“Thanks to a concerned member of the community who contacted 111, we were able to bring this matter to a swift conclusion.”

Cook says two people, aged 19 and 20, are due to appear in Manukau District Court on March 19 charged with burglary.

“Police are also following positive lines of enquiry to locate the third offender.”

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