Burglars who stole guns from a Whakatane property last night
repeatedly rammed police cars and even threw a chainsaw at
pursuing officers as they made their getaway.
Raiders fled a Poroporo property in an SUV about 10.30pm
after stealing a firearms safe containing two guns and
ammunition, along with chainsaws, fishing equipment and a
Police caught up with the burglars heading towards Taneatua
before they stopped and reversed into the police vehicles and
took off again.
In two subsequent rammings, a male officer suffered a minor
The offenders were last seen heading south on Reid Road.
Police are appealing for sightings of the dark-coloured
large, older style SUV similar to a Pajero, Bighorn or Prada,
which will have extensive damage to its rear.
Phone Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255 or anonymously through
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.