Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Wilson, Eastern Bay of Plenty CIB:
Whakatāne Police have arrested two people in connection with the investigation into the death of a man in Whakatāne, Thursday 1 June.
The men have been charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery.
A 32-year-old man and a 25-year-old man are due to re-appear in Whakatāne District Court 14 June.
Anyone who has information that may assist Police in our investigation is asked to contact Police on 105 or via https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using Update Report.
Please reference file number: 230531/6168.
Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any further information will be provided proactively when we are in a position to do so.
Issued by Police Media Centre