13 Mar 2017

Ram raiders smash into Karapiro service station

10:11 am on 13 March 2017

Thieves armed with baseball bats drove a car through the front doors of a Waikato petrol station in an early morning robbery.

Karapiro ram raid

The stolen car was driven through the front doors of the Mobil petrol station at Karapiro. Photo: NZ Police

Police said a stolen white Mazda smashed into the Mobil station at Karapiro at 12.40am.

Five people, armed with two bats, took tobacco and cigarettes before leaving the scene in a second car, a stolen yellow Mazda Atenza.

The second car was found not long after in Tirau.

Police said one staff member was at the service station at the time of the incident and was shaken but unharmed.

Police are appealing for information from anyone who saw a white Mazda Atenza, registration number HFL43, and a yellow Mazda Atenza, registration CPJ6, in the area.

The Mobil at Karapiro was ram raided in the early hours of this morning.

The Karapiro Mobil was targeted in the early hours of this morning. Photo: GOOGLE MAPS