Arrests after ram raid

By Laurel Stowell

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TARGET: The ram raided BP2GO on Taupo Quay. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO
TARGET: The ram raided BP2GO on Taupo Quay. PHOTO/STUART MUNRO

Chocolate was the only prize in a Whanganui burglary at the weekend.

Whanganui Police arrested two teenagers after a ram raid on the BP service station in Taupo Quay.

Police received reports of a stolen vehicle about 5am this morning, a release says. Shortly after that multiple alarms went off at BP2GO on Taupo Quay.

Officers responded to the alarms within two minutes. They found the stolen vehicle with significant damage, and damage to the shop front.

It appeared people had attempted to ram raid the shop. However after ramming the shop, the car rolled down a slope, colliding with a bowser.

The alleged offenders ran off, taking a small amount of chocolate.

CCTV footage of the area provided a description of the alleged offenders. Police searched the area and found two people nearby, about 30 minutes later.

A 14-year-old and 16-year-old will be charged with burglary and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, and will be dealt with by Youth Aid.

Another Whanganui commercial building was broken into and items stolen during the weekend. Police said a window at New World was smashed, the building entered and one or more people left on foot with a large quantity of cigarettes.

Police are investigating.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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