Arrest Following Alleged Puketapu Aggravated Robbery
A swift response from Police after an aggravated robbery
in Puketapu yesterday saw the alleged offender located and
taken into custody soon after.
Police were initially
alerted to the incident at a retail premises in Puketapu
just after 5.15pm.
The offender allegedly threatened
the sole employee with a knife before leaving in a vehicle
with a number of stolen items.
Police quickly located
the vehicle which was abandoned in Flaxmere.
officer chased the man on foot and took him into
The 25-year-old man is due to appear in the
Hastings District Court tomorrow charged with aggravated
As the matter is now before the court, no
further information is
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