Another smash and grab at a Michael Hill jewellery store


An east Auckland jewellery retail outlet is the latest retailer to be hit by robbers as a spate of heists, burglaries and ram raids plague the town.

Law enforcement received multiple reports of a group of robbers, armed with resources, smashing glass cabinets at Michael Hill Jewellers in the Botany City Centre around 5.40pm yesterday.

A law enforcement spokesperson verified they took various merchandise from the retailer in advance of fleeing in two autos.

Equally vehicles were identified abandoned a quick length away.

Inquiries into the robbery are ongoing, and law enforcement are inquiring people with footage or info to speak to them on 105 cellphone service or on the web working with the Update My Report characteristic, quoting the reference file selection 220718/6724.

Data can also be delivered anonymously by means of Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Yesterday’s aggravated theft comes soon after a quantity of Michael Hill shops have been qualified more than the earlier month.

Last Monday, shoppers at LynnMall in New Lynn ended up remaining terrified after up to a dozen individuals attempted to crack into Michael Hill.

Eyewitnesses told the Herald the perpetrators ended up armed with massive hammers, crowbars and sticks.

They fled the scene soon after realising they could not crack into the retail outlet.

On a independent event, shoppers ended up also remaining stunned when robbers shattered glass cupboards at Michael Hill in the Newmarket Westfield mall.

Police claimed at the time the offenders left the scene in a silver Mazda Atenza, which was located deserted in Almorah Area a short time afterwards.

And past month a Michael Hill keep on the corner of Hurstmere and Lake Rds in Takapuna was the concentrate on of a daytime theft.

Law enforcement later arrested a 20-12 months-previous guy and billed him with getting stolen home.

Some of the products were being returned to the store.

Just previous week jewelry stores in Saint Johns and Grey Lynn have been also focused.

Two males armed with a gun and a hammer entered the Saint Johns shop just prior to 1pm final Wednesday.

They utilised the gun to make threats toward workers members prior to smashing the counters with the hammer. The gun was not fired, police mentioned.

Equally adult males then fled the scene in a car.

On the exact same day and throughout city, 4 people entered Diamonds on Richmond in Grey Lynn with weapons just after 4.45pm, working with them to smash the glass counters to retrieve the jewellery.

The burglars remaining in a automobile which was later located abandoned on Farrar St.

Stolen objects had been located within the car.


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