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Police investigating attempted ram-raid

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Police were notified of an attempted break-in at a Pakuranga store at about 5.20am on January 15. File photo supplied

An east Auckland vape store has been the latest target for ram-raiding criminals keen to help themselves to other people’s property.

Police are investigating the incident, which saw offenders attempt to force entry to a business in Cascades Road, Pakuranga, at about 5.20am on January 15.

“It is understood a vehicle has been used in an attempt to gain entry into the premises,” a police spokesperson says.

“However, those involved were disturbed by members of the public who witnessed the incident, and have fled the scene on foot before being picked up by a second vehicle.

“The vehicle believed to be used during this incident was abandoned at the scene and has since been towed for forensic examination.

“An investigation is now under way to determine what has occurred and who is involved.”

Police want anyone with footage of, or information on, the attempted ram-raid to contact them via the 105 phone service or online at, using Update My Report, referencing file number 240115/3059.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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