Police find $90k haul

Waikato Police have had arrests and recovered $90,000 worth of stolen goods following burglaries in the Waikato.

Police were alerted to a burglary at Noel Leeming in Duke St, Cambridge around 5am on Saturday.

They say a group arrived in a vehicle stolen from Hamilton earlier that morning and caused significant damage to gain entry to the building, as well as to cabinets and store rooms in the store.

A substantial number of electronic items were taken, including Apple iPhones, Apple accessories and gaming accessories.Police linked the same group to a series of other burglaries in the Waikato.

That included the theft of a large quantity of electronic items from Heathcote Appliances in Hamilton.

“Police would like to give special thanks to members of the Cambridge community, who promptly reported the incident to police as it was happening,” a police spokesperson said.

“They provided police with details of the vehicle involved which led police to make arrests quickly.”

A search of the address where the arrests were made uncovered a significant amount of stolen property valued at around $90,000.

Three youths and one adult are before the courts on various charges

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