Arrest made over recent Auckland jewellery store robberies

Waitematā Police have made an arrest in connection with a number of incidents across the district recently.

Police investigating a spate of aggravated robberies at jewellery stores executed a search warrant at an address in Henderson.

During the search, Police have located a significant amount of jewellery that is believed to have been stolen from a number of in a number of burglaries at Michael Hill Jewellers stores.

Further searches unearthed stolen liquor and tobacco, a stolen car, a stolen motorbike, cannabis packaged for supply at the address.

A 17-year-old male is due to appear in the North Shore Youth Court today charged with aggravated robbery of the Fifth Avenue Jewellers in Takapuna on 20 April, the aggravated robbery of Michael Hill Takapuna on the 16 June as well as the burglary at Super Liquor Sunnybrae on 9 August.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the origins of some of the jewellery and further charges are under consideration.

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