Armed police in roadside arrest
Posted at 11:42am Saturday 10 Jun, 2017
The scene greeting travelers on the Te Puke Highway. Photo: Kelvin Fryer.
A roadside arrest by armed police near Te Puke on Friday afternoon stopped traffic while the occupants of two cars were taken away by police.
Police say four people from two vehicles were apprehended, and three of them later charged with aggravated robbery.
One of the 20 year olds was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
They were due to appear in Tauranga District Court today.
“Their vehicles were stopped prior to them entering a built up area to reduce any disruption to the public and apprehend them as quickly possible,” says a police spokeswoman.
No one else is sought in relation to the incident and no one was injured, says the police media team.