Retail store in Auckland's Panmure hit in early morning ram-raid

Source: 1News

A clothing store in Panmure is the latest business in Auckland to be hit in a ram-raid incident, early on Monday morning.

Big Broz clothing store in Panmure Auckland after a ram raid.

"Police responded to reports of the incident just after 2am on Queens Road, Panmure, where a vehicle has been used to gain entry into a retail business," police said in a statement.

Two people entered plus size clothing shop Big Broz and took "a number of items", police say.

The pair fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police say they are reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses to identify those involved.

One other business close by was ram-raided around two months ago.

Greg Woodcock - a businessman who works nearby - told 1News the numerous recent ram-raids in Auckland is worrying.

"Quite frankly the small business owners are terrified, they're businesses are only just ticking over as it is and to have them damaged like they are is virtually going to put them out of business."

He said he'd like to see new bollards put at the entry of the road and the footpath, "so that the cars can't come further up the pathway and get in contact with these businesses".

"I think there's a whole multitude of reasons why they [alleged offenders] are doing it [ram-raids] and we need to have a royal commission to asses the reasons why they're doing it."