3 Apr 2019

Man arrested after multiple vehicle robberies

11:56 am on 3 April 2019

Police have arrested and charged a 25-year-old man following the robbery of a number of vehicles and injuries to four people north of Wellington.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The first robbery occurred in Porirua around 7.30am today when a victim was attacked and had his vehicle stolen.

Two more people were injuried when their vehicles were taken further north on State Highway 1 - one in Poplar Avenue and another in the Raumati Beach shopping area.

Police pursued the man due to a failure to stop and the man was arrested near Peka Peka at around 9.30am.

A fourth person was injured in a minor crash in Peka Peka involving the fleeing driver, prior to the third vehicle coming to a stop.

The arrested man will appear in the Porirua District Court tomorrow.

Police said there were delays on the Kāpiti Expressway as a result of the incident.