Sta­tion rob­bery

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Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the rob­bery of a teenage boy at the Green­lane train sta­tion. The 15-year-old was ap­proached by two older boys when he got off a train on his way home from school at about 4pm last Tues­day. Mt Welling­ton po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Hirone Ware­tini says says the pair asked the teenager if he had any money or a cig­a­rette lighter be­fore pat­ting him down and tak­ing his iPod and head­phones. ‘‘They’ve then sat on the plat­form as if to catch a train headed south,’’ he says. It’s not clear if the pair caught the train. Po­lice are look­ing at CCTV footage. Both of the of­fend­ers ap­peared to be aged be­tween 15 and 17, about 1.7m tall, and of Maori or Poly­ne­sian de­scent. Mr Ware­tini says the in­ci­dent could be linked to some other rob­beries in the Glen Innes area. He is ask­ing any­one who was at the Green­lane train sta­tion or was catch­ing a train south around the time of the in­ci­dent to come for­ward. Con­tact Act­ing De­tec­tive Sergeant Richard Sami from Glen Innes Po­lice on 302 6400 or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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