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"Aggravated Robbery - Totara St Dargaville - Northland"

Aggravated Robbery of Tourists. Dargaville Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in the Totara St car park at about 1:00am on 24th April, 2016. Two French tourists were asleep in their grey Toyota Previa van when they were awoken by two males, one armed with a hammer. The men demanded money before both males punched the victim. An amount of cash was taken before the two men fled on foot. A police dog subsequently tracked the two men to a location nearby where they were arrested. The stolen cash was recovered, however the hammer is still unaccounted for.
The victims were traumatised by the incident but in relatively good spirits.

The male victim received a moderate injury to his face.

The couple had only been in NZ for a short time but plan to continue their holiday. The men charged are aged 18 and 19 years.

They were carrying a backpack between them and were possibly walking in Victoria Street Dargaville between 12.15 and 1:30am on the 24th April.

They will appear in the Whangarei District Court on the 25th April, 2016 on aggravated robbery and cannabis related charges.

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