27 Apr 2022

Politicians urged to get tough on ram raiders

From Checkpoint, 5:20 pm on 27 April 2022

Between 15 and 20 ram raids are said to be happening each week across the country. That's according to the Dairy and Business Owners Group - which is demanding more action.

Last night saw at least three more stores targeted in Auckland - in Titirangi and Mairangi Bay.

Three cars drove into Ormiston Town Centre the night before, and a group of men used a weapon to smash inside WestCity Mall.

The apparent surge in violent shop crime has seen retailers resorting to private security and self-defence lessons.

They fear authorities won't crack down until someone is killed. Katie Todd has the story.