Police have arrested Alan James Harris who was being sought following a burglary at the Palmerston North police station on Thursday morning.
Harris was arrested without incident in Palmerston North in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He was identified by a member of the public in the central city and Police were immediately notified.
He will appear in the Palmerston North District Court this morning charged with burglary.
The 11 firearms which were unaccounted for following the burglary are still being sought.
Police are actively pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to locate them.
Inspector Sarah Stewart, Acting Central District Commander, says locating the firearms continues to be a high priority:
“While an arrest has been made, it is very important that anyone with information which will assist us in locating the firearms makes contact with us,”
“Anyone with information can contact the Palmerston North Police directly on 0800 351 3600"
“Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111"
“I would also like to thank this member of the public for their alertness and prompt actions in notifying police last night.” said Ms Stewart.
Issued by the Police Media Centre