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Knife-wielding offender makes off with cash after Tauranga petrol station is ram-raided

A petrol station in Tauranga was ram-raided early this morning, with offenders taking cigarettes and cash.

Police car Source: 1 NEWS

A vehicle was driven into the front door of the Caltex station in Tauriko at 2.10am, before two people, at least one of whom was armed with a knife, entered.

The offenders grabbed cigarettes and cash and fled in the vehicle.

No one was hurt, but witnesses are receiving support. The scene is being examined by police this morning. 

Anyone with information can call police, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 



Wellington Terrace Tunnel now reopened after oversized truck blocked entrance

Wellington's Terrace Tunnel was closed in both directions this morning while police worked to move an over-sized truck blocking the entrance.

The Terrace Tunnel is now open again in both directions.

A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS