24 Aug 2011

Arrest made in connection with armed robberies

1:02 pm on 24 August 2011

Police have arrested a youth in relation to a series of armed robberies in south Auckland.

Seven KiwiBanks, TABs and bars in the suburbs of Otahuhu, Otara and East Tamaki were held up during June and July.

The robbers were armed with a distinctive old Lee Enfield bolt-action rifle.

Police have raided 10 properties in connection to the robberies and made one arrest, who will appear in Youth Court.

Several others are still at large. Police are yet to find the rifle.