Raft of burglaries over Easter weekend

Multiple burglaries kept police busy in Christchurch and the Selwyn district over Easter weekend.

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Mobil in St Martins on Sunday morning, reported Chris Lynch Media.

A service station worker was injured in the incident and police were hunting three “young men” believed to be involved in the robbery.

Police told Chris Lynch Media they were called to the Centaurus Rd premises about 9.20am after three people entered the Mobil and assaulted a staff member then stole cash and other items.

The offenders were armed with a hammer and fled the service station in a car. 

"The staff member was treated for minor-to-moderate injuries and police are making enquiries to locate the offenders," police told Chris Lynch Media.

On Saturday morning, the Caltex on Riccarton Rd was also broken into.

Police also responded to a burglary at FreshChoice Prebbleton on Tosswill Rd about 3.20am on Saturday.

The offenders smashed a window to get in but nothing was reported stolen and they fled the scene.  

A short time later about 4.30am, a Cranford St business was broken into and several items were stolen.

Then just after 5am, a shop on Waimairi Rd was also broken into.

No one has been arrested but it is understood the burglaries involved youths.