Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Appeal for witnesses after aggravated robbery

Appeal for witnesses after aggravated robbery


Yesterday (1 September, 2014) the Subway Dairy in Hawera was subject to an attempted aggravated robbery and the Hawera Police are appealing for witnesses in an effort to identify and locate the man responsible.

Detective Paul Davison of the Hawera CIB says: "At about 6:50pm a man entered the dairy with a pistol and presented it at the shopkeeper and demanded money. He wore dark sunglasses and a dark coloured beanie that was pulled down to his eyes."

He has then left the dairy without obtaining anything and ran onto South Road. It is unknown if he had a vehicle or associate/s helping him.

The man is described as European or a light skinned Maori, late teens to early 20s with a moustache, and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing, gloves, and sneakers.

"This is a nasty crime and the Hawera community needs this offender to be identified and arrested as soon as possible. If anyone has any information about the man or saw any suspicious activity around the South Road area between 6:30pm to 7pm please contact police immediately," says Detective Davison.

The shopkeeper was not injured but was shaken from the incident and is being supported by their family and officers.

CCTV footage is in the process of being analysed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Davison on (06) 278 0260. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote. We also acknowledge the men who supported the cause and voted for the Bill to pass.

“Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.

“Aotearoa New Zealand has a female Prime Minister, we have women in cabinet. And I’m here as Acting Minister because the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is on maternity leave. New Zealand is a good place to be a woman!” More>>

 
 

Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>

ALSO:

'Post-Settlement Era': Māori Crown Agency To Be Established

Cabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader... More>>

ALSO:

Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>

ALSO:

Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>

ALSO:

NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels