ACT’s new crime policy, which would issue burglars with swift penalties, is being welcomed by Auckland business groups, RNZ reveals. Hilltop Superette owner Kalpesh Patel, one of many business owners who was ramraided by youth, said the policy was a long time coming. “We’ve been screaming for law change,” he said. “If something hasn’t been working for that many years, it has to be changed.” Last month a police report observed there had been a 400% increase in ram raids over the past five years.