Two males have been arrested over the burglary of an ATM machine at the Tarawera Court Mall in Kawerau last week.

In a statement police said they had arrested a 27 year-old from Kawerau and a 23 year-old from Whakatane and recovered a "substantial amount of cash".

Both males have been bailed and will be appear in the Whakatane District Court on Wednesday facing burglary charges.

Police are not seeking anyone else regarding this matter.

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Police would also like to thank the Kawerau locals in the Cobham Drive area who helped in the search for a missing 3 year-old on Sunday.

As soon as they heard about the missing child, residents began searching on foot, on quad bike and in vehicles.

Due to their swift efforts the missing child was located 20 minutes later about 1.5 kilometres away from home on his tricycle.

He was returned home to his grateful mother.