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Ram-raiders still at large

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People work to clean up the mess left behind from a ram raid at a Kathmandu store in Fraser Cove Shopping Centre. Photo / John Borren
People work to clean up the mess left behind from a ram raid at a Kathmandu store in Fraser Cove Shopping Centre. Photo / John Borren

Police are still searching for the culprits behind an overnight smash and grab where about $12,000 worth of clothing was stolen.

A vehicle rammed into the front of the Kathmandu store in Fraser Cove shopping centre late on Sunday night.

Senior Sergeant Rob Glencross said police were yet to make an arrest.

Damage after the ram-raid. Photo / John Borren
Damage after the ram-raid. Photo / John Borren

"There's about $12,000 worth of gear taken. That's 33 items in total, which were women's and men's jackets," he added.

"We've done forensic examinations that we are waiting on the results of, and there is still some ongoing work that we are doing."

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Mr Glencross said police would not release some details about the ram raid, such as what type vehicle was used, while they were looking for the offenders.

"I can't speculate on whether they were interrupted or not," Mr Glencross said.

"Smash and grabs are generally very quick, in and out."

Police would like to hear from anyone who might have noticed suspicious activity in the area that night, or who might have been offered cheap Kathmandu jackets.

People can contact Tauranga police station on 07 577 4300 or anonymously on 0800 crimestoppers if they think they can help.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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