A 14-year-old boy has been arrested and charged after a gunpoint aggravated robbery at a Murupara shop where staff were injured.
The Murupara General Store was robbed on Wednesday.
Scene investigation under way after aggravated robbery at Murupara General Store
Two assaulted during Murupara aggravated robbery
Two store workers were assaulted when three males armed with pistols and a screwdriver confronted them in the store at 3.30pm on Wednesday.
Detective Sergeant Tony Colby said at the time that two were armed with pistols and the third with a screwdriver.
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The female store worker was punched in the face, and the male worker was also assaulted.
Police said this morning that a teenager has been charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in the Rotorua Youth Court today.
They are still seeking other offenders.
"As the matter is now before the Youth Court no further information is available at this time," said a police spokesperson.
The robbery came after police launched a nationwide campaign targeting people who receive and deal stolen property from aggravated burglaries.
The campaign - There's nothing good about stolen goods - is in response to the steady stream of aggravated robberies at dairies, service stations and other small retailers.
Police are yet to reveal the results of the campaign, which started in May.