Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Hamilton Aggravated Robbery

Hamilton Aggravated Robbery
New Zealand Police National News Release
10:29am 15 September 2008
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release.html?id=4321


02 September 2008

Hamilton Police are seeking information from the public on anyone offering cheap cigarettes or tobacco for sale following the aggravated robbery of a service station on Sunday morning.

This latest robbery, of the Caltex service station on Comries Rd Chartwell, follows Police raising concerns on Friday about similarities between 16 aggravated robberies carried out across the city since 31 May.

Detective Sergeant Neville Ross of the North Hamilton CIB said a man armed with a knife entered the service station about 6.40am.

"He threatened the female attendant before stealing cash and tobacco and running off," said Mr Ross.

"The offender was described as wearing light coloured trousers, a dark long sleeved hooded sweatshirt, dark coloured beanie and gloves and was carrying a large black plastic rubbish bag."

Mr Ross said Police would like to hear from anyone in the area of Comries Rd, Rossiter Pl and Lynden Ct around the time of the robbery who may have seen a man running, getting into a vehicle or acting suspiciously.

In terms of the other robberies currently under investigation Police are very keen to receive any information on who may be responsible.

"So far a total of eight people have been arrested in relation to four separate robberies and we are actively seeking those responsible for each of these incidents.

"At the same time we are encouraging all small business owners, not just of petrol stations, to review their security and the safety of staff and customers," said Mr Ross.

Business owners are encouraged to contact Hamilton Police for advice in relation to any security concerns they may have.

"Business crime prevention booklets are available from any Police station, alternatively Detective Nicola Cornes is available to speak to at the North Hamilton Community Policing Centre on 07 8546000," said Mr Ross.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election