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Chch: Witnesses to aggravated robbery sought

New Zealand Police Alert 11:00 13-01-2008 Canterbury

Location of incident: Christchurch

Incident Type: Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery.

Media Release on behalf of Detective Jeremy GUNN
Christchurch CIB

Police are seeking witnesses an aggravated robbery which occurred in Latimer Square near Gloucester Street at about 2.00am on Sunday 13 January 2008.
The victim was sitting in the driver's seat of his silver Mitsubishi Cordia car, when he was approached by three males.

One male has punched the victim through the driver's window and then held a knife to his throat. A second male has got into the passenger's seat of the car and punched the victim. The third male has also punched the victim to the head through the driver's window.

A sum of money and a cell phone have been taken from the victim.

The victim sustained small cuts to both cheeks and bruising to his face. He did not require medical treatment.

The victim has described these offenders as follows:

Male, Maori or Pacific Islander
Heavy Build
5'8' Tall
Short Black Hair
Carrying orange handled boning knife
Male Maori or Pacific Islander
Heavy Set
5'8' Tall
Short Black Hair
Red and White Striped Football Top
Male Maori or Pacific Islander
Heavy Build
5'8' Tall
Short Black Hair
Clean shaven
Wearing a Poncho type garment

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or know something about who may be responsible.

Anyone with information that may assist the Police is asked to contact Detective Jeremy GUNN at the Christchurch Central Police Station on (03) 363 7407.


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