Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Eagle helicopter assists in search for thieves

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The police’s Eagle helicopter. File photo supplied

The police’s Eagle helicopter was seen above east Auckland in the early hours of this morning as part of a search for two suspected thieves.

A police spokesperson says one person was taken into custody and enquiries are ongoing following a burglary in Point England overnight.

The Times understands east Auckland locals saw the Eagle helicopter flying above Sunnyhills and the Tamaki Estuary some time between 3-4am this morning.

“At around 3.15am, police received a report of two males entering a building on Riverside Avenue,” the police spokesperson says.

“Police arrived quickly, locating one of the alleged offenders hiding inside.

“The man has resisted arrest and been aggressive towards the attending police.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate the other offender involved.

People with information on the incident can phone police on 105, referencing job number P056347023.

Information can also be provided anonymously via the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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