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Hamilton Aggravated Robbery Suspect Named

Hamilton Aggravated Robbery Suspect Named

New Zealand Police National News Release

24 September 2008

Hamilton Police investigating a series of aggravated robberies over recent weeks have released the identity of a man they are seeking in relation to a recent spate hold ups in the city.

Head of the investigation, Detective Sergeant Neville Ross, said Roger Kenneth BALLER, 34, is currently wanted on a return to prison warrant.

"BALLER was released from prison in late June having served just over half of an eight year prison sentence for aggravated robbery and kidnap charges.

"Following his release BALLER breached his release conditions and a warrant was issued for his arrest for him to be returned to prison. In the interim we believe he has been involved in a number of recent aggravated robberies," said Mr Ross.

BALLER is also wanted in connection with a number of burglaries in the city.

A male Caucasian, BALLER is of medium build and approximately 176cm tall.

"This man has a history of violent offending and as such we advise that he not be approached, should he be seen we advise people to dial 111," said Mr Ross.

"Given the seriousness of the offending under investigation we are appealing to anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact their nearest Police Station."

Anyone with information on BALLER or the recent spate of robberies should contact Mr Ross on 07 8546105 or via cell phone on 0274752769.

Alternatively information can be left anonymously on the confidential crimeline, 0800 Busthem (08002878436).


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