Info sought on Tokomaru Bay store ram raid
Police have appealed for information about a dark-coloured Mazda Familia stationwagon that was allegedly involved in the ram raid at the Tokomaru Bay Four Square store on Monday night.
Police received a report that the store on Waitangi Street had been broken into at around 8.40pm that night.
“A vehicle reportedly crashed into the store allowing three people to gain access,” a police spokesman said.
“A number of items were taken including cigarettes and electronic goods.”
The people involved fled the scene in the vehicle before police arrived.
“An investigation into the incident is under way, with a forensic examination of the scene undertaken yesterday morning,” the spokesman said.
“CCTV footage is also being analysed.
“We would like to hear from anyone who has any information about this incident.
“In particular, we would like to hear from anyone who saw a dark-coloured Mazda Familia stationwagon in the Tokomaru Bay area around the time of the incident, or in the Gisborne or wider East Coast area.
“The vehicle is likely to have rear-end damage.”
Inquiries into the burglary are ongoing. No arrests have been made and police would still like to hear from anyone who has information.
They are advised to contact police and quote file number P046070197. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.