An arrest has been made following the burglary of a Cambridge jeweller that caused $100,000 in damage.
A youth was arrested in Palmerston North yesterday and is facing multiple charges, including burglary, police said in a statement, following the December 30 incident.
"Four offenders used two stolen cars in the aggravated burglary at the jeweller on Victoria St in Cambridge, causing $100,000 in damage," the police spokesperson said.
Police said they are following strong lines of inquiry to locate other offenders in relation to the incident.
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Offenders used weapons to smash into the display cabinets, police said, taking a significant amount of jewellery including Swarovski, Karen Walker and Nomination items along with high-end G-shock and Nixon watches.
"The store was equipped with CCTV cameras and fog cannons were activated.
"The offenders then fled in a stolen car, which was located abandoned in Hamilton."
The male will appear in the Youth Court at a later date.
Cambridge police's sergeant Ben Joll said the crime has had a huge impact on the owners of the store who were planning to take a short break over the New Year but have been left to make significant repairs, causing disruption to their business during a busy trading period.
Anyone with information, or who may have seen jewellery of this description offered for sale, should contact police via 105 quoting reference 201230/0347.