Two men charged for Countdown aggravated robberies
Two men charged for Countdown aggravated
Palmerston North Police have arrested and
charged two men, an 18 year-old and 22 year-old, in
connection with the aggravated robberies of Broadway
Countdown on 23 December 2012 and Feilding Countdown on 27
They will appear in the Palmerston North
District Court on 4 January 2013 each facing two counts of
aggravated robbery. Bail is opposed by Police.
Sergeant Ashley Gurney said: “It is likely that at
subsequent court appearances that they will face charges in
connection with the incident at the Kelvin Grove Countdown
on 23 December 2012.”
“The information and support
provided from members of the public in all three incidences
assisted significantly with this result and is greatly
appreciated by Police."
As the matter is now before the
Court, no further comment will be
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