Thieves ram and crush five Auckland businesses overnight

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Thieves raided Mitchell’s Paper Power in Northcote as a string of Auckland businesses were hit by burglaries overnight. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Thieves raided and forced their way into five Auckland businesses overnight in a crime spree that has spread across the city.

Police have yet to confirm whether the incidents are linked, but officers were called to all five businesses in the space of around three hours early this morning.

The burglaries included a ram raid on a North Shore dairy and paper mill as well as damage to a restaurant, subway outlet, vape shop and car park.

The ram raid took place at Mitchell’s Paper Power on Pearn Pl in Northcote town center around 2.30am today.

Mitchell's Paper Power in Northcote was raided.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
Mitchell’s Paper Power in Northcote was raided. Photo / Hayden Woodward

An abandoned car was pictured outside Mitchell's Paper Power in Northcote.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
An abandoned car was pictured outside Mitchell’s Paper Power in Northcote. Photo / Hayden Woodward

The photos show the store entrance fully open and a glass door lying on the floor.

An abandoned car can also be seen with its doors open outside the store and damage done to its front end.

Photos also show that the Songket Malaysian Cafe on Kilham Ave in Northcote was damaged. The police were reportedly called at 2:30 a.m.

Damage to the Songket Malaysian Cafe in Northcote.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
Damage to the Songket Malaysian Cafe in Northcote. Photo / Hayden Woodward

A shattered window at Subway's Rosedale outlet.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
A shattered window at Subway’s Rosedale outlet. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Subway’s Rosedale exit on Constellation Dr on the North Shore was also pictured damaged around 3 a.m.

Police then allegedly attended The Vaping Kiwi on Wairau Rd in the Wairau Valley, also on the North Coast, which was also pictured with a damaged entrance.

The Vaping Kiwi in the Wairau Valley pictured with a broken door.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
The Vaping Kiwi in the Wairau Valley pictured with a broken door. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Police were also called to the Motor Brothers car park on Great South Rd in Manukau.  Photo / Hayden Woodward
Police were also called to the Motor Brothers car park on Great South Rd in Manukau. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Another incident reportedly took place later at around 5am at the Motor Brothers car yard on Great South Rd in Manukau in South Auckland.

Police officers, including dog units, were reportedly called into the business.

Comments from police on the incidents have been sought.

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