New Zealand Police in South Auckland, are currently investigating a case of mass robbery after about 100 vehicles were stolen from Jucy Rentals car yard.
NZ Police says they were tipped off to the large-scale theft after multiple, suspicious vehicles failed to stop for officers.
The Police said, at least 35 of the stolen vehicles had been recovered by police as of Monday afternoon.
“A number” of vehicles have since been found at Ōtara, Māngere and Papatoetoe addresses, a police spokesman said.
Staff were checking their stock of rentals across the company’s multiple sites so see if any more were missing.
Chief executive Tim Alpe of Jucy Rentals said he was devastated by the theft, which could not have come at a worse time for the company.
“At Jucy, we have about two-and-a-half thousand vehicles across New Zealand – cars and campervans, so it’s a significant number that has been taken from us.”
The stolen vehicles would have been used by a range of Kiwis who were returning to work as the country moved to level 2,” he said.
Further inquiries showed the vehicles were registered to Jucy Rentals.