Three young men have been arrested following the aggravated robbery of a jewellery shop on Auckland's North Shore.
Police were called about 3pm today after two men entered the Takapuna shop armed with weapons and took off with jewellery and cash.
The offenders left the scene in a stolen Subaru which police located a short time later abandoned at Sylvan Park Reserve.
A member of the public approached police saying they had seen three men ditch the vehicle and then get into another car.
Their description of the car led to police finding it and stopping it shortly after on Hobson St.
Three men aged 22, 23 and 24 were arrested. They will face several charges and are expected to appear in North Shore District Court tomorrow.
Police have also recovered the stolen jewellery.
Detective Sergeant Steve Brewer said excellent work was done by police and the public.
"We really appreciate all our community on the North Shore and across New Zealand does to help keep our community safe.
"This was a great outcome and I hope the quick arrests will provide the victims with some degree of comfort."