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Eight teenagers arrested after ram raid at Waikato service station

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Eight teenagers have been arrested after a ram raid at a service station in Waikato on Monday morning.

Police said they were alerted to a ram raid involving two cars at 6.45am in Hinuera.

Police said road spikes were deployed near Tatuanui township after the cars were spotted travelling on State Highway 27 towards Waharoa.

Both stopped and a "significant amount" of stolen property was found inside, police said.

Five males and three females - aged between 14 and 16 - will be appearing in Youth Court in the coming days.