Ram raid at clothing store
A stolen car was used in the smash and grab burglary of a Palmerston North clothing store this morning.
Staff at Red Rat on Fitzherbert St were this morning cleaning up after a vehicle was driven through the store's window.
The thief or thieves loaded the car with clothing before escaping in the vehicle.
The burglary occurred at about 3.15am. The car involved was a white 1999 Nissan Pulsar Hatchback, which was stolen from a Park Rd address overnight.
Police are seeking witnesses who saw any suspicious activity in the area of the Plaza at the time of the robbery this morning.
The stolen motor vehicle will have substantial rear damage and has not yet been recovered by police.
Police said the value of the goods stolen is so far unknown and the side of the store sustained substantial damage during the burglary.
The store was closed this morning and a security guard was keeping pedestrians away from the glass around the smashed window.
Police are interested to hear of anyone who is trying to sell discounted items of sports apparel privately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palmerston North Police Station on (06) 351 3600 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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