Police investigate robbery of NZ Postshop in Whangarei
Police investigate robbery of NZ Postshop in
Police are investigating the aggravated
robbery of the New Zealand Postshop in Whangärei yesterday
About 5.30pm a man entered the shop on Rathbone
Street. He presented a note demanding money and gestured
towards his pants and said he had a firearm.
handed over some cash and the man ran off.
described as a Maori, aged between 20 and 30 years wearing a
dark hoodie, and cap with a red peak. He was carrying a grey
Police would like to hear from anyone who
witnessed the robbery or has any information relating to
Anyone with information can contact Whangärei Police
on 09 430 4500 or if they wish to remain anonymous can
contact the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555
For media inquiries contact Northland Police
Communications Manager Sarah Kennett on 09 430 4525 or 021
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