$6 million has been allocated from the Proceeds of Crime Fund to establish the Retail Crime Prevention Programme, which is being managed by Police.
This prevention programme is intended to deliver protective equipment, and additional prevention advice for retailers, to reduce the risk of harm for the community, as well as support the health and safety of retailers and their staff.
We appreciate the distress that the spike in ram raid style burglaries is causing retailers and communities. Police are responding to these incidents at a district and national level with significant investigative action to identify those responsible and prevent revictimisation.
- Arrests and charges following Chartwell Shopping Centre ram raid| 1 Sept 2022
- Arrest made over recent Auckland jewellery store robberies | 10 Aug 2022
- Retail Crime and Ram Raids | July 2022
- Trial takes family focus to youth offending | 6 May 2022