Wanted man arrested
Police apprehended 25 year-old Rory
Smyth at a Pukekohe address in the early hours of this
He will appear in the Auckland District Court
today charged with:
• possession of a knife;
possession of instruments;
• receiving stolen
• unlawful possession of a firearm;
possession of utensils for use of methamphetamine;
unlawful interference of a vehicle;
taking a vehicle;
• 2 x
unlawfully getting into a vheicle;
• breach of court
• the October 22 aggravated
robbery of Miss Q's tavern in Panmure.
Smyth was taken
into custody without incident by the Armed Offenders
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