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Three arrested after Tauranga armed police raids

The Armed Offenders Squad during a raid on Birch Ave on Sunday. Supplied photo.

Three men are facing aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges following an armed police raid in Tauranga.

The men were arrested after Western Bay of Plenty Police executed three search warrants on Sunday day morning.

One at a Birch Ave address and another two at residential addresses in Tauranga, says a police spokesperson.

A SunLive reader says the Armed Offenders Squad and other armed police units blocked off a section of Birch Ave, outside the Filthy Few Motorcycle Club, just after 8.30am.

“The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed as a precaution at two of these locations,” confirms police.

“Three men aged 25, 26 and 39 were arrested during the operation, two at the Birch Ave address and one at a residential address.

“They are due to appear in the Tauranga District Court today charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

“As the matter is now before the court, we are unable to comment further.”

 

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Posted on 03-08-2021 13:52 | By

Thank you for the update. Appreciated.