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Tauranga Police probe Crossing burglary

Police were called to Tauranga Crossing just after 2am. File photo.

Security has been heightened at Tauranga Crossing following a burglary in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police were notified at 2.13am that there had been a break-in at the shopping centre on Taurikura Drive.

"Officers attended, however, those responsible fled the scene prior to Police arrival," says a police spokesperson.

"A vehicle was located at the scene, and it is believed a group of offenders took a number of items before fleeing in another vehicle."

A search of the area was carried out, but no arrests have been made at this time.

"An investigation is underway and a scene examination has taken place. "

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a number of shops were targeted, including Michael Hill Jeweller and Pascoes.

Police have not confirmed this, but a reporter at the scene says Michael Hill is completely shut off with added barricading.

"Pascoes is open.

"There is a lot of security."

Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call them on 105, quoting file number 210809/5108. '

Alternatively, information can be phones in anonymously to the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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