11 Apr 2011

Four arrested after machete robberies

8:30 am on 11 April 2011

Four people have been arrested following a series of machete robberies at the weekend in Auckland.

The first robberies happened early on Saturday in Balmoral, Mission Bay and Auckland city centre.

Two more occurred on Sunday night: in Orakei Road at 8.30pm and on Sherbourne Road in Mt Eden at 11pm.

Three males and a female will appear in the Auckland Youth Court on Monday.

The charges include aggravated robbery, assault with intent to rob, aggravated assault, trespass and drug charges.

Detective Sergeant Andy King told Morning Report that further charges are likely to be laid.

No-one was injured in the robberies.