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SunLive – Arrests made after robbery at BOP jewelry store

Two people have been arrested following an aggravated robbery at a jewelery store in the Bay of Plenty.

A vehicle involved in the robbery at the Michael Hill store in Whakatāne on Thursday afternoon has also been recovered and is undergoing forensic examination, Detective Sergeant Ash Clements says.

“Police are continuing to investigate to locate the people involved and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has video footage from the area.”

Ash says two men are due to appear in Whakatāne District Court today, charged with aggravated robbery.

More charges are being considered.

“We understand the effects this has had on the victims who were in the store at the time.

“Victim support is working with staff.”

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 105 or online at 105.police.govt.nz, using the ‘Update Report’ and reference file number 240502/9091.

Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.