Food Market Robbery
Christchurch Police are
investigating an Aggravated Robbery at the Mairehau Food
Studio in Briggs Road about 8pm on Saturday 26 July 2014. A
male with a distinctive hooded top, entered the dairy and
pointed a pistol at the attendant.
He demanded money and
cigarettes. The store attendant did the right thing and did
as she was asked and the male left with cash and
The male is described as dark skinned, skinny,
about 170cm (5ft 7) tall and 25 to 30 years old. He had a
black scarf over his face and a dark hooded top with large
bright coloured letters on the front.
information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chris
Power on 3637400 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
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