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Arrests made following Waihi Beach burglary

Police have taken four people into custody following a ram raid burglary at a store on Wilson Rd, Waihi Beach, followed by a chase where offenders rammed a Police car.

Police said a vehicle was used to gain entry to the Waihi Beach store around 3:40am on October 18.

“Following the burglary, Police sighted a vehicle of interest travelling on State Highway 26, Tirohia,” Police said.

“Police activated lights and sirens around 4:30am, but the driver continued.”

Police followed the vehicle through Te Aroha onto Te Aroha- Gordon Road, where a Police car was rammed, before continuing to Alexandra Road.

“Luckily there were no injuries, and only minor damage to the Police vehicle,” Police said.

The vehicle continued through Wardville, Matamata, before coming to a stop in Waharoa, where the offenders left the vehicle on foot around 5:10am.

Police with the assistance of the Police dog unit tracked four people to residential addresses on Ward St where they were taken into custody around 5:30am.

Charges are being considered for two youths, a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman.

A scene examination will be conducted at the store and of the vehicle.

Enquiries are ongoing.