then meets the eye - child advocates
Child welfare experts say locking up offending kids will not stop a spate of ram raids.
More than five ram raids a week were reported around the country last year, and nearly 90 percent involved youths.
In the latest smash and grab, a dairy in Onehunga was hit by a stolen vehicle this morning.
Yesterday another stolen vehicle was used to break into a fuel station in Ōrātia.
The Waihou Dairy and Takeaway store in Waikato has been ram-raided twice in the past month.
The first time, teens in a van smashed into the store and took cigarettes.
Youths in a ute did the same last week, again taking smokes, and icecreams.
Link to article: More to ram raids then meets the eye - child advocates (msn.com)