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Aggravated robbery in Wellington

Police are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery in Wellington today where a staff member at the Khandallah Post shop was threatened.

Detective Sergeant Martin Todd says at about 12:45pm, the 56 year-old victim was working in the Khandallah Post Shop, Ganges Road, Khandallah, Wellington, when a male walked into the store.

"The male walked towards the store employee who was behind the counter. The victim was threatened and cash was demanded. The employee spoke to the male who then left the store empty handed."

Detective Sergeant Todd says the victim was not injured during the incident; however he was shaken as a result of the robbery.

"The incident was captured on CCTV footage and Police hope that the public can assist in identifying the person involved."

The offender is described as part- Maori, male, approximately 20 years old, around 175cm tall, (5'8"), medium build with stubble on his face. He wore a black baseball style cap, sunglasses, a purple and black long sleeved dress shirt with vertical pin stripes and black trousers. He carried a black over the shoulder type style bag with him.

Detective Sergeant Todd says, "Police are appealing for any witnesses to the robbery or any persons who recognize the offender description. We are interested in hearing from any people who saw the offender before, during or after the robbery in the Ganges Road, Khandallah area."

Detective Sergeant Todd says, "I am fairly confident that the offender in this robbery is not any of the two offenders involved in yesterday's Aggravated Robbery of the Broderick Road Dairy, Johnsonville, Wellington"

Anyone with information should contact Wellington CIB on Tel: (04) 496 3454 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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