Cou­ple kid­napped

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By LOUISE RISK

Po­lice are search­ing for a man who kid­napped two Toko­roa dairy own­ers at gun­point on Satur­day night.

A gun-wield­ing man ap­proached the woman as she waited in the cou­ple’s sil­ver Toy­ota saloon car while her part­ner locked the Am­ber St store.

He forced the woman to the shop where he stole money and then forced them to drive him around.

Po­lice say the man counted the cash be­fore forc­ing his vic­tims to make a with­drawal at an ATM in Bridge St and then made them go back to the shop to get more money.

The man then made the vic­tims drive him to State High­way 1 where he got out of the ve­hi­cle near a Mo­bil ser­vice sta­tion. He was last seen walk­ing north on the high­way.

Dur­ing the or­deal, which lasted about 40 min­utes, the vic­tims were threat­ened but not harmed.

The kid­nap­per was wear­ing dark clothes and had a blue and white ban­danna across his face.

He was de­scribed as pos­si­bly a Maori or Pa­cific Is­lander, aged 20 to 25, of medium build and about 1.80 me­tres to 1.85m tall.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should contact Toko­roa po­lice on 07 885 0100 or call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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