Three men are facing aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges following an armed police raid in Tauranga.
The men were arrested after Western Bay of Plenty Police executed three search warrants on Sunday day morning.
One at a Birch Ave address and another two at residential addresses in Tauranga, says a police spokesperson.
“The Armed Offenders Squad was deployed as a precaution at two of these locations,” confirms police.
“Three men aged 25, 26 and 39 were arrested during the operation, two at the Birch Ave address and one at a residential address.
“They are due to appear in the Tauranga District Court today charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
“As the matter is now before the court, we are unable to comment further.”