Police have arrested a youth and a Waitara couple and charged them with the aggravated robbery of the town's Four Square.
Detective Sergeant Brent Matuku, of Waitara CIB, said the couple he named as Steven Welch and his partner Darnielle Bailey, both 28, would appear in the New Plymouth District Court tomorrow.
And police in Whakatane have arrested a 13-year-old boy who was being dealt with through Youth Aid.
''We are expecting to make further arrests in the following week.''
The robbery at BJ's Challenge Four Square about 4.40am on August 23 involved four people wearing disguises.
Police have described the alleged robbery of a lone female attendant by four people wearing disguises as cowardly when they allegedly shoved and manhandled her.
The offenders are alleged to have stole cigarettes and cash.
Mr Matuku urged the wider Waitara community, some of whom knew of the offenders, to step forward and tell police what they knew.
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