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three Masked Men Threaten Resident With Gun In Auckland Home

Three masked men allegedly forced their way into an Auckland home and pointed a gun at a resident before stealing their car.

Police said the incident occurred in the suburb of Waterview on Sunday morning.

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The men threatened the resident and stole "multiple items" from their house, Inspector Wayne Kitcher said.

They then stole the resident's car and drove across Auckland to Ōrākei, where they began unloading items into another car, which was occupied by two women.

Kitcher said all the occupants were swiftly arrested, less than 45 minutes after the alleged burglary.

Police searched the men's car and found a gun, an axe and a "large quantity" of cannabis, he said.

"We know this sort of offending can be incredibly invasive for our community.

"Police take this offending very seriously, and I hope our quick response reassures the community that we have absolutely no tolerance for this type of offending."

Three men - two aged 26 and one aged 21 - would appear in the Auckland District Court on Monday, Kitcher said.

All three were charged with committing burglary with a weapon.

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