Four charged with aggravated robbery of tourists
Four charged with aggravated robbery of
Bay of Plenty, 27 December 2013 - Four people
will appear at Whakatane District Court today charged with
the aggravated robbery of two German tourists.
those appearing are males aged, 14 ,17 and 18. The fourth
person is a female aged 15. The 17-year-old is from the
Whakatane area and the other three are from
Police are still looking for a fifth youth who is
believed to have been involved in the incident.
tourists remained in Whakatane Hospital overnight recovering
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